HC Deb 03 July 1925 vol 185 c2952W

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that, owing to the congestion of traffic, many persons were delayed or prevented altogether from viewing the aerial display at Hendon, on Saturday last; and if he is prepared to appoint persons to frame in advance schemes to deal with traffic of an exceptional character?


I have been asked to reply to this question. Regulations for the guidance of traffic on occasions of this kind are issued by the Commissioner of Police, but I understand that on Saturday last, owing to a misunderstanding for which the police were not responsible, one available route to the aerodrome was not used to its fullest capacity, thus increasing the congestion on the other routes. I am informed that the vehicular traffic on Saturday was greater than in any previous year, and far in excess of the capacity of the approaches to the aerodrome, so that some congestion would have been unavoidable in any event.

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