HC Deb 25 July 1952 vol 504 cc66-7W
Mr. Russell

asked the Minister of Transport the number of streets in the Metropolitan Police area in which one-way working has been abandoned after being tried out; and if he will state briefly the reasons for reverting to two-way traffic.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The number is comparatively small, but the precise information for which the hon. Member asks is not readily available and could not be obtained without considerable labour. As regards the second part of the Question, the reasons were that the experiments did not show worth-while improvement, caused congestion of alternative routes or generally that the inconvenience caused was not justified by the results obtained.

Mr. Russell

asked the Minister or Transport the total mileage of streets and the total mileage in which one-way working is in operation in each of the following places: London, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, Leeds Sheffield and Bristol.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The following table gives the information requested:

Place Total mileage of streets at 1st April, 1951 Total mileage of streets subject to current Orders for one-way traffic
Metropolitan Boroughs and City of London 2,376.30 37.52
Liverpool 672.03 2.84
Manchester 797.91 5.82
Glasgow (Total mileage at 16th May, 1951) 661.16 4.17
Birmingham 933.84 6.09
Leeds 753.33 3.53
Sheffield 592.70 1.72
Bristol 547.86 3.23