HC Deb 22 March 1961 vol 637 c45W
61. Mr. Russell

asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that eastbound traffic is often delayed for 20 minutes or more in Birdcage Walk during peak hours; and what plans he has for speeding up the flow in Parliament Square.

Mr. Hay

Lengthy delays in Birdcage Walk occur only over very short periods in the morning and evening. The off-peak disadvantages of remedies so far examined for congestion in Parliament Square outweigh the peak period benefits. Our engineers are continuing to study the problem.