HC Deb 20 May 1953 vol 515 c150W
Mr. Langford-Holt

asked the Minister of Transport what action he proposes to-take on the Report of the London and Home Counties Traffic Advisory Committee that unless prompt action is taken stagnation in London traffic will result in the not very distant future.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The Committee have suggested two main remedies. The first is the carrying out of road improvements which I cannot authorise at the moment, but some of which I hope to be able to consider as soon as the financial and economic position becomes a little easier. The second is the adoption of the recommendations recently made by the Working Party on Car Parking in the inner area of London. These are now having my careful consideration in consultation with the other Departments and authorities concerned.

Among minor measures some further relief may be obtained by extending the unilateral waiting regulations, if the present experiment is successful, as recommended by the Committee, and also-by prohibiting waiting near important intersections controlled by traffic lights.

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