HC Deb 20 May 1954 vol 527 cc141-2W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to stop the police in London holding up traffic for foot passengers when there is a subway available.

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

The public cannot be compelled to use a subway and the Commissioner of Police considers it better to stop traffic periodically to let pedestrians cross than to leave them to find their own way through the traffic.