HC Deb 26 October 1960 vol 627 c2330
29. Captain Pilkington

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has studied the W. J. Scott plan for greater traffic mobility as set out in the Motor of 20th July, 1960, a copy of which has been sent to him by the hon. and gallant Member for Poole, and what plans he has for assisting the flow of traffic in large cities.

Mr. Marples

Yes, Sir. My traffic engineers had already discussed an earlier version of the plan with Mr. Scott and their conclusion was that the very long detours involved outweighed any advantages the plan might produce in increased speeds. As to the second part of the Question, the battle against urban traffic congestion is being waged on many fronts. There will be increased grants for road improvements for this purpose, and many measures of traffic management are being introduced in London, where I have a responsibility, and in the provinces, where the responsibility rests on the local authorities.