HC Deb 26 July 1961 vol 645 cc49-50W
Mr. Russell

asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that severe traffic congestion occurred in the St. John's Wood area, N.W.8, between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Thursday, 20th July, causing people to be unexpectedly late for business, owing to minor road works in Park Road, N.W.1; and if he will ascertain the object of the works and whether they could have been deferred until after the morning peak hour.

Mr. Marples

The works in question were connected with the installation of a Central Electricity Generating Board power cable. The programme of work agreed in accordance with the Public Utilities Street Works Act, 1950, between the Board's contractors and the St. Marylebone Borough Council who are the highway authority was considered by the Metropolitan Police to be satisfactory. It did not require my approval.

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