HC Deb 23 January 1962 vol 652 c4
4. Mr. Dance

asked the Minister of Works for what reason the Prince of Wales' Gate in Hyde Park was closed; and why this exit from the Park was not available to traffic for a long time, in view of the fact that the traffic notices described the closure as temporary.

Lord John Hope

The gate was closed for repairs to the road surface which have taken longer than expected, partly due to unfavourable weather. I hope to re-open the gate on 1st February.

Mr. Dance

Is not my right hon. Friend aware that the closing of this gate caused great disruption of traffic? It took place just about a fortnight before Christmas. Will he see that a suitable "rocket" is given to the contractors concerned?

Lord John Hope

I am very sorry that this work has taken as long as it has. It has been a great nuisance, but I am glad to say that it is nearly at an end.