HC Deb 21 April 1920 vol 128 c426W

asked the Home Secretary if he can see his way to order an inquiry by the police authorities into the frequent delays caused to passenger, especially tramway, traffic, involving delays and inconvenience to the working classes, through congestion caused by heavy vans accumulating in the vicinity of railway goods yards and the gas works between Nine Elms Lane and Vauxhall Cross, Wandsworth Road, S.W.; and whether consideration can be given to the advisability of diverting such heavy and slow-moving traffic to a street coterminous with that thoroughfare until room is available for the vehicles to proceed to the places indicated without hindrance to the necessarily more rapid and urgent locomotion of the travelling public?


The police are well aware of the delays and inconvenience, and they have made suggestions as to alternative routes to alleviate them. As yet neither the local authority nor the railway company have seen their way to take the necessary action, but it is hoped that a solution may speedily be found.