HC Deb 03 April 1951 vol 486 cc5-6
12. Mr. Hollis

asked the Minister of Works whether a decision has yet been taken whether the proposed traffic ramp to the basement of Carlton House Terrace shall run from Waterloo Place or from Cockspur Street.

Mr. Stokes

No, Sir.

Mr. Hollis

Does that mean that the right hon. Gentleman has not got the matter under consideration at all? Is not he aware that there is very serious reason to think that inconvenience may be caused by the present site? People dining at the Athenæum may easily fall into the ramp.

Mr. Stokes

The matter is not absolutely settled. A preliminary sketch plan was approved by the Westminster City Council. The Royal Fine Art Commission wanted the entrance through Cockspur Street, but they forgot there was a Nash sewer in the way.

Mr. Messer

Is this the only ramp the Minister is dealing with?