HC Deb 27 May 1937 vol 324 cc406-7
36. Mr. Crowder

asked the. Minister of Health in how many cases during the past two years have the London County Council and the City of London Corporation, respectively, insisted upon the provision of underground garages in the case of new buildings being erected in the Central London area; and whether he has issued any recommendations in regard to this matter?

The Minister of Health (Sir Kingsley Wood)

I have no information in regard to the first part of the question, but will communicate with the London County Council and the City of London Corporation on the matter and inform my hon. Friend of the result. While it is not for me to issue recommendations, I concur in the advice which has from time to time been given by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport.

Mr. Crowder

Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the suggestion that, when underground garages are impracticable, courtyards should be provided for people visiting large blocks of buildings or offices so as to relieve the congestion on the roads?

Mr. Kelly

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the London County Council recommend that visitors should look after their own cars?