HC Deb 08 July 1954 vol 529 c177W
9. Mr. Langford-Holt

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what streets were closed by the Metropolitan Police on the occasion of the arrival of Their Majesties the King and Queen of Sweden at Westminster Pier on 28th June; what time this arrival was due to take place; and what time the streets were closed to traffic.

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

I am circulating below a list of the streets closed on this occasion. Their Majesties the King and Queen of Sweden were due to arrive at Westminster Pier at 12.45 p.m. The streets were closed at 11.30 a.m. in order to permit the Sovereign's escort, guard of honour, bands and the Service men lining the processional route to take up position by 12 noon. Westminster Bridge, Bridge Street and Victoria Embankment were reopened at 1.24 p.m. and the other streets at 1.36 p.m.

The following is the list:

  • Bridge Street
  • Constitution Hill
  • Horse Guards Approach Road
  • Horse Guards Avenue
  • Marlborough Road
  • Queen's Gardens
  • Spur Road
  • The Mall
  • Victoria Embankment (south of Northumberland Avenue)
  • Westminster Bridge
  • Whitehall Court.