HC Deb 12 March 1931 vol 249 cc1404-5W

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the traffic congestion in Oxford Street, London, is materially contributed to by the number of half-empty omnibuses which traverse the street; and whether he will consider the advisability of exploring other methods of traffic control before restricting the use of horse transport in Oxford Street?


It has not been found practicable under existing conditions to make any substantial reduction in the number of omnibuses in Oxford Street. The London Traffic Advisory Committee carefully considered in all its aspects the traffic problem presented by that street before advising me to make the Regulations of which notice was given in the London Gazette on 20th February last, and I do not think that any useful purpose would be served-by reviewing the problem afresh. As the hon. Member is probably aware, it is open to any person who may be concerned to make representations to me with regard to the proposed Regulations on or before 1st April next.