HC Deb 25 January 1937 vol 319 cc555-6
74. Mr. Lennox-Boyd

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will urge upon local authorities the desirability of

Mr. W. S. Morrison

In the case of certain new buildings contemplated in the near future on the Crown Estate, the Commissioners of Crown Lands have arranged provisionally for the construction of underground garages. They have also co-operated with the London County Council by arranging that a new building to be erected shortly in Lower Regent Street shall be erected in such a way as to permit of the picking up and setting down on the site itself of persons visiting the building, thus relieving traffic in the public streets. Difficult financial and other questions may be involved by proposals for constructing underground garages under buildings already existing in Central London, but the Commissioners will gladly consider in consultation with the building lessees any proposals for the purpose made by the transport and town planning authorities, which are the bodies primarily responsible for traffic policy.