HC Deb 25 July 1966 vol 732 c1199
29. Mr. John Smith

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what plans he has to permit heavy or commercial traffic to use the south carriageway of Hyde Park.

Mr. Boyden

None, Sir.

Mr. Smith

Is the Parliamentary Secretary satisfied that heavy or commercial traffic is not using the south carriageway of Hyde Park? Would it not be better to tackle this problem at the root by carrying out a major traffic improvement at Knightsbridge Green?

Mr. Boyden

For a long time it has been policy not to permit commercial vehicles to use Hyde Park, but perhaps the hon. Gentleman has seen contractor's vehicles temporarily using the south carriage drive. Permission has been given for these vehicles to use this road while work is carried out on the demolition and rebuilding of Knightsbridge Barracks, to avoid congestion in Knights bridge. However, I assure the hon. Gentleman that this is only temporary.