HC Deb 24 June 1935 vol 303 c812
59. Sir W. DAVISON

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the serious obstruction to traffic at Hyde Park Corner by reason of the dangerous long tongue of pavement to the south of the Machine Gun Corps memorial; and whether he will approach the Westminster city council with a view to flattening out the pavement at this point so that it may be similar to the pavement to the south of the Royal Artillery memorial?

Captain A. HUDSON

The suggestion of my hon. Friend would, if adopted, reduce the weaving space between Constitution Hill and Grosvenor Crescent and thus increase rather than reduce the difficulties occasionally experienced by traffic at Hyde Park Corner. My right hon. Friend is, however, by no means satisfied with the conditions at this important junction and has already given instructions for a detailed examination of the layout and the traffic requirements with a view to seeing whether any improvements are practicable.


I am much obliged for the information. If my hon. and gallant Friend will go there, he will see that the traffic proceeding from Constitution Hill to the West is brought in at right angles instead of coming in like the traffic round the Royal Artillery Memorial, which comes round gradually and slowly.