HC Deb 20 January 1959 vol 598 cc21-2
40. Mr. M. Lindsay

asked the Minister of Works how long alterations to Victoria Gate, Hyde Park, to expedite the flow of traffic have been under consideration; and when he hopes to make a decision.

Mr. Molson

There have in the past been a number of proposals for improving the traffic flow at the Victoria Gate, but I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to the scheme to widen the road which was announced by my hon. Friend the Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation on 12th November, in reply to a Question by my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Poole (Capt. Pilkington). This will provide for two lanes of traffic instead of one as at present. The proposal was put to me in September, 1958, and I hope that work will start in the spring.

Mr. Lindsay

Do these proposals include the widening of the gates so that there will be two lanes of traffic flowing in and out at the same time, or is it merely proposed to widen the boulevard?

Mr. Molson

There is no reference to the boulevard, if there be a boulevard. I was referring to the lanes of traffic out of the gate.