HC Deb 06 December 1961 vol 650 c169W
92. Sir J. Vaughan-Morgan

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that his proposals with regard to the traffic diversion from Oxford Street have been rejected by the Traffic Committee of the Westminster City Council; and whether he will at this stage receive a deputation from the council as representing the interests of the residents in the neighbourhood.

Mr. Marples

The Westminster City Council informed me in October of certain criticisms which made it unable to agree with my outline proposals. I am taking these into account in working out detailed proposals. There would be no point at this stage in my meeting the council, which has not in fact asked for a meeting. But when details have been worked out, which I hope will be quite shortly, I shall of course put them to the council and have whatever further discussions with them are necessary.

93. Sir J. Vaughan-Morgan

asked the Minister of Transport whether, before proceeding further with his outline proposals for the diversion of east-bound traffic from Oxford Street to Upper Brook Street, Brook Street and Grosvenor Square, he will now receive early representations on the technical issues involved from those residents who, at their own expense, carried out an investigation on the flow of traffic in the area, and thus avoid a duplication of effort in his Department.

Mr. Marples

As I have informed the committee of residents who wrote to me, I shall be glad to receive the technical report which I understand the committee has had prepared.