HC Deb 05 April 1955 vol 539 c1003

67. Mr. Hastings asked the Minister of Works whether he will take steps to relieve the congestion at Hyde Park Corner by providing for a double line of traffic for vehicles leaving the park, such as already exists for vehicles entering it.

The Minister of Works (Mr. Nigel Birch)

Proposals are under consideration for major improvements at Hyde Park Corner in connection with the new Park Lane scheme, but I am not in a position to make any statement about this at present.

Mr. Hastings

Is it not very undesirable that it should be twice as easy to get into the park as it is to get out of it?

Mr. Birch

Traffic blocks are always undesirable.

Mr. Langford-Holt

Is my right hon. Friend aware that the Minister of Transport said that this matter was now being considered by the Royal Fine Art Commission? Can he say when a reply from that Commission may be expected?

Mr. Birch

I cannot say today when the results of the inquiry will be announced.