HC Deb 26 July 1960 vol 627 cc130-1W
106. Mr. C. Johnson

asked the Minister of Works whether he will take the necessary steps at the earliest possible moment to introduce pedestrian crossings and traffic lights on motor roads in the Royal Parks.

Mr. H. Nicholls

After consultation with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport, it has been decided that in Hyde Park (on roads not affected by the Park Lane Improvement Scheme), St. James's Park, Green Park, Richmond Park and Greenwich Park the introduction of pedestrian crossings would not be warranted. The position in Regent's Park and Bushey Park is being examined.

There are already traffic lights, or control by police or park-keepers, at a number of points in the Royal Parks. No extension of these facilities is considered necessary.