HC Deb 22 March 1955 vol 538 cc1869-70
44. Mr. Langford-Holt

asked the Minister of Works by what bodies, outside Government service, he has been advised that traffic would be impeded by allowing vehicles going from Kensington High Street to Bayswater to enter Kensington Gardens by Queen's Gate and proceed by a cut just to the north of Coalbrookdale Gate along the west carriageway in Hyde Park.

Mr. Birch

None, Sir.

Mr. Langford-Holt

Can my right hon. Friend tell me whether this road is not, in fact, a right of way? In reply to a Question which I asked last week about the filter, he said that he was advised that it was bad for traffic, but can he say how a filter to the left can possibly be bad for traffic? If, as I suspect, it cannot be bad for traffic, will he consult the Minister of Transport and the Metropolitan Police with a view to opening this passage?

Mr. Birch

I am advised that it is not a right of way. Before giving my earlier answer, I very naturally consulted the Ministry of Transport and the police.