§ Lieut.-Colonel MOORE-BRABAZON
asked the First Commissioner of Works why the Albert Gate is kept closed?
§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
When Knightsbridge was closed to traffic for the purpose of repaving, it was necessary to close the Albert Gate. When this work was 375W completed, the repaving of the spur road from Knightsbridge to the Gate was undertaken and the traffic conditions in Knightsbridge were so much improved as a result of the inability of the traffic to turn into the park at this point that I was asked by the police to agree to the permanent closing of the Gate to all but foot passengers and riders. I have agreed to this for an experimental period of three months, when the position will be reviewed in the light of the experience gained during that time.