§ 22. Mr. GOLDIE
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the inconvenience caused to passengers arriving at Waterloo Station, who desire to proceed to the West Central districts, by the closure of Waterloo Bridge; and whether, with a view to alleviating such inconvenience, he will arrange for traffic over the temporary bridge to proceed during the morning rush hours from south to north, and during the evening rush hours from north to south, thus providing connections with the suburban train services arriving at, and departing from, Waterloo Station?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
I am aware of the traffic conditions resulting from the closing of Waterloo Bridge and am advised that the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, before introducing the existing traffic arrangements, considered fully the possibility of adopting a scheme on the lines suggested by my hon. Friend. The conclusion reached was that such a scheme would not be practicable and would indeed result in serious confusion.