§ Sir W. Davison
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the increasing congestion of traffic at Victoria Gate, Hyde Park, owing to the long delay which has occurred in making the necessary alterations which, it is understood, have been agreed by all the authorities with the exception of the London County Council; what is the point at issue on which agreement with the London County Council has not been secured; when the necessary works are likely to be commenced; and whether, pending their completion, he will arrange for again opening the gate in the park immediately opposite Albion Street for east-going vehicular traffic so as to relieve to some extent the congestion at Victoria Gate?917W
§ Captain Wallace
I am aware of the serious congestion of traffic at Victoria Gate, Hyde Park, and am very anxious that an improvement should be effected as soon as possible. Agreement has unfortunately not so far been reached with the London County Council about the lay-out to be adopted nor about the point at which traffic from the Park would enter Bayswater Road. I am not, therefore, in a position to say when the works are likely to be commenced.
The opening of Albion Gate is a matter for His Majesty's Office of Works and I will confer with that Department on the suggestion made by my hon. Friend.