HC Deb 10 March 1954 vol 524 c2231
41. Sir J. Crowder

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what progress has been made with the proposals put forward at the meeting attended by his divisional road engineer and the local authorities concerned in July, 1952, to encourage drivers of heavy vehicles to use the Barnet by-pass instead of the road through Whetstone, and to prevent the parking of heavy lorries in Whetstone at night.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I am sorry that little progress has been made with this difficult problem. As the Finchley Borough Council was informed on the 27th August, 1952, the only practical solution seems to be the provision of sufficient café facilities on the Barnet bypass to attract lorry drivers to that route. This is a matter for the local authorities and interests concerned.