HC Deb 10 March 1925 vol 181 cc1151-2W

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the great dislocation to traffic caused by the complete closing of main thoroughfares in London, such as Sloane Street, at the present time; and whether he will consider the desirability of making it compulsory for contractors to arrange for repair work to be carried out continuously day and night by a system of shifts?

Colonel ASHLEY

Steps are being taken, under Section 4 of the London Traffic Act, to regulate street works on the more important thoroughfares in London and on streets which provide alternative routes to them. With regard to the particular instance quoted by the hon. and gallant Member, I am informed that the completion of the work in Sloane Street has been delayed by wet weather, coupled with the fact that the residents in the street objected to the work being carried out except in the ordinary working hours. Alternative routes to Sloane Street are available both on the east and west sides of that street.