HC Deb 03 July 1940 vol 362 cc847-8W
Mr. Critchley

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that certain hospitals have displayed notices that in case of emergencies no private motor cars will be allowed to enter their courtyards which will be reserved for ambulances; and whether he will give instructions that wherever possible parking places for staff motor cars will be indicated so that congestion of traffic may be avoided in the vicinity of hospitals?

Sir J. Anderson

As indicated in the answer given to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Stratford (Mr. Groves) on 25th January, hospital authorities and chief officers of police were asked to prepare plans for the regulation of traffic in the vicinity of casualty receiving hospitals with a view to avoiding delay and confusion. If my hon. Friend will give me particulars of any cases where these arrangements seem insufficient I will cause inquiry to be made.