55. Air Commodore Harvey
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what lessons have been learned about traffic congestion in greater London during the recent strike; and what steps he proposes to take as a result of information obtained.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
I think we have learnt a lot about London traffic from what happened during the strike. The most conspicuous lessons are the value of more police, of restraint by motorists on parking on the streets in Central London, and of more consideration by road users for each other. The technical lessons in respect of traffic control are being studied by my Department in conjunction with my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary and the Metropolitan Police.