HC Deb 31 January 1949 vol 460 cc1354-5
7. Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

asked the Minister of Works whether he will now permit the use by motor traffic of the roads in Richmond Park.

Mr. Key

All except four of the roads in Richmond Park are now open to motor traffic. I hope to re-open the roads from Roehampton Gate to Richmond and Robin Hood Gates as soon as cultivation ceases in the park, or deer can be prevented from breaking into the crops. For the time being the use of the roads from Ham Cross to Robin Hood Gate and Sheen Cross is confined to cyclists, pedestrians and horses.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

Can the right hon. Gentleman give any indication of when the various conditions which he mentioned will be satisfied and the remaining roads re-opened?

Mr. Key

I think probably the use of the park for cultivation purposes may end in a year to 18 months' time.