HC Deb 03 November 1977 vol 938 cc3-4

Motion made, and Question proposed,

That the Commissioner of the Police of the Metropolis do take care that during the Session of Parliament the passages through the streets leading to this House be kept free and open, and that no obstruction be permitted to hinder the passage of Members to and from this House, and that no disorder be allowed in Westminster Hall, or in the passages leading to this House, during the Sitting of Parliament, and that there be no annoyance therein or thereabouts ; and that the Serjeant at Arms attending this House do communicate this Order to the Commissioner aforesaid.

Mr. Marcus Lipton (Lambeth, Central)

On this Question, Mr. Speaker, I wish to draw your attention to a matter that I have raised before.

I hope that you will bring to the notice of the authorities concerned that the timing of the traffic lights in the vicinity of the Palace of Westminster is unsatisfactory, because insufficient time is allowed for pedestrians to cross Bridge Street on their way from Parliament Street to the House. I hope that the timing of the traffic lights can be adjusted to allow people time to cross the road in safety, which is not the case at present.

Mr. Speaker: I shall see that the hon. Gentleman's remarks are brought to the notice of the person responsible.

Question put and agreed to.



That the Votes and Proceedings of this House be printed, being first perused by Mr. Speaker; and that he do appoint the printing thereof; and that no person but such as he shall appoint do presume to print the same.


Bill for the more effectual preventing Clandestine Outlawries; read the First time; to be read a second time.



That the Journal of this House, from the end of the last Session to the end of the present Session, with an index thereto, be printed.


That the said Journal and Index be printed by the appointment and under the direction of Sir Richard Douglas Barlas, KCB, OBE, the Clerk of this House.


That the said Journal and Index be printed by such person as shall be licensed by Mr. Speaker, and that no other person do presume to print the same.