HC Deb 22 May 1957 vol 570 cc1219-20
51. Mr. Gibson

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation how soon he will be able to authorise a beginning on the road improvements at Hyde Park Corner and Marble Arch.

55. Captain Pilkington

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation when work is to start to implement his plans for relieving traffic congestion at Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner and along Park Lane.

Mr. Watkinson

Legislation will be required to provide the necessary powers, and I hope to authorise the improvements as soon as possible after those powers have been obtained.

Mr. Gibson

In view of the urgency of this matter, will the right hon. Gentleman definitely inform us when legislation will be introduced? London is waiting for this.

Mr. Watkinson

If London is waiting for it, I am sure that the London County Council will attach the greatest urgency to it, as I know it does; and, of course, it is only with its co-operation that the necessary legislation can be prepared.

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