HC Deb 20 June 1935 vol 303 cc534-5

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that the present arrangements in Old Quebec Street cause inconvenience to moving traffic of the general public; whether the Oxford Street end of this street is to be re-opened as a public thoroughfare; and why the police continue to allow this street to be used for storing motor vans and the motor-cars of customers of shops, hotels, and flats?


Old Quebec Street is a one-way thoroughfare, and it is used to a large extent by vehicles belonging to persons who are making short calls at neighbouring buildings. The Oxford Street end has not been closed as a public thoroughfare. The difficulty of keeping the neighbourhood free from obstruction by standing vehicles was explained by my predecessor in answer to a question by my hon. Friend the Mem- ber for North Aberdeen (Mr. Burnett) on the 28th February last. There has been no relaxation of police efforts to prevent undue congestion in this street. Since 1st January, 140 cases of obstruction have been dealt with in this street alone, and in a large number of other instances, the police on duty have prevented motorists and van drivers from leaving their vehicles there.