HC Deb 04 May 1966 vol 727 c1604
3. Mr. Gresham Cooke

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of traffic jams at holiday and other times, steps are being taken to enlarge the roundabout outside Hampton Court.

Mr. Swingler

The Greater London Council as the highway authority has no present plans for enlarging the roundabout.

Mr. Gresham Cooke

Will the hon. Gentleman draw the attention of the G.L.C. to the fact that this road is becoming a most important entry into London and that Hampton Court itself is congested? Is the hon. Gentleman aware that, at times, especially between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., the road from Hampton Court to Kingston Bridge is becoming dangerous?

Mr. Swingler

The G.L.C. is both the highway and the traffic authority. It reports that, for normal traffic conditions, the roundabout is adequate. The greatest problem concerns pedestrians. The ideal would be pedestrian segregation but the cost of doing that would be very substantial.