HC Deb 31 July 1962 vol 664 c63W
74. Mr. A. Royle

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works if he intends to keep Richmond Park open after dark from October, 1962, until March, 1963; if he will give an assurance that he will not permit pavements, traffic signals, pedestrian crossings, and other street furniture, such as Keep Left signs, within the Park; and if he will make a statement detailing his future policy for maintaining the amenities of this Royal Park.

Mr. Rippon

The experiment, during the past two winters, of allowing motor traffic to use the Park roads for a short period after dusk has caused many casualties to deer and I do not feel that it should continue. I have 'therefore decided to close the Park to traffic after dusk next winter. I will certainly continue the policies of my predecessors for maintaining the rural amenities of this Royal Park. It is not my intention to introduce signs and street furniture of the kind mentioned by my hon. Friend.