HC Deb 18 June 1951 vol 489 cc19-20W
Sir T. Moore

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what special steps he is taking to prevent traffic congestion in the inner London area during the Festival of Britain.

Mr. Ede:

Experience so far has shown that traffic conditions in the Inner London area have improved as a result of the special regulations made by the Commissioner of Police under the Metropolitan Police Act, 1839, and the Public Works (Festival of Britain) Act, 1949. As promised in the course of the debate in this House on 10th May, the Commissioner has reviewed the operation of the regulations and is keeping them under review, but apart from some relaxation in respect of certain individual streets, on which he is consulting my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport he has not felt justified in making any changes.