HC Deb 21 June 1961 vol 642 cc1451-2
12. Mr. Gresham Cooke

asked the Minister of Transport what is the present position with regard to his proposed establishment of a clearway on the Cromwell Road exit from London; and whether, when the necessary restrictions are decided on, they will be submitted to Parliament in the form of regulations.

Mr. Marples

After consultation with the local authorities and other local interests, I announced on 27th April the final form which this experiment will take. I hope to introduce it this August, by means of Regulations which will be laid before Parliament.

Mr. Gresham Cooke

While, obviously, in principle clearways are very desirable for through traffic, will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that not only taxis but also private hire cars, particularly those going to London Airport and the Cromwell Road Air Terminal, must set down at the hotels along the Cromwell Road from time to time and, therefore, the Regulations must be reasonable in that respect?

Mr. Marples

I am sure that my hon. Friend will find that the Regulations are reasonable. I think that I managed to persuade the Kensington Chamber of Commerce, following its approach, that they were quite reasonable.