§ 43. Mr. H. G. WILLIAMS
asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been called to the post-and-rail barriers which have been erected recently on the Chelsea Embankment enclosing portions of the carriageway near to Chelsea Old Church and the Albert Bridge; whether he is aware that these barriers cause obstruction to the traffic along the embankment and especially the barrier which partially blocks the access to Cheyne Walk leading to Queen's Road; and can he state the purpose for which they are being maintained and when they will be removed?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
The barriers were erected by the local authority in order to induce drivers proceeding eastwards to use the Embankment in preference to Cheyne Walk. I am in com- 425 munication on the matter with the Commissioner of Police and the local authority concerned, and I will communicate the result to my hon. Friend.
§ Mr. WILLIAMS
Will the Minister point out to the authority that it does not assist traffic for a roadway to be effectively reduced by one-half?