HC Deb 19 November 1964 vol 702 c78W
19. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, to ensure greater speed and safety for the public as well as for hon. Members in getting to New Palace Yard, he will request the Commissioner of Metropolitan Police to allow the traffic lights in Parliament Square to function at all normal times, whether Parliament is sitting or not.

Mr. George Thomas

The present arrangements were made in agreement with the appropriate authorities of the House in order to comply with the Sessional Order.

Should it be the general desire that the traffic lights should operate while the House is sitting my right hon. Friend is very ready to reconsider the present arrangements in consultation with the Commissioner.