HC Deb 08 March 1955 vol 538 c27W
78. Mr. Langford-Holt

asked the Minister of Works on what grounds, and when, Queen's Gate was closed to traffic.

Mr. Birch

Queen's Gate was closed to traffic in the winter of 1944–45 when the nearby Coalbrookdale Gate was damaged by a flying bomb. As was stated in reply to the hon. Member for Lichfield and Tamworth (Mr. Snow) on 3rd March, 1953, the Ministry was advised that the reopening of Queen's Gate to motor traffic would worsen traffic conditions in that area.