HC Deb 25 June 1965 vol 714 c283W
Sir Knox Cunningham

asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware of the danger to vehicles turning out of Parliament Square into Great George Street due to the angle of the curb and the surface of the roadway; and if he will take steps to improve this corner in the interest of road safety.

Mr. Tom Fraser

This is a matter for the Greater London Council. I understand that the radius of the curb has been so designed that it necessarily limits the speed at which vehicles can negotiate the corner, but also reduces the width of the carriageway which pedestrians must cross. It is therefore considered suitable for the site. The road surface, constructed to British Standard specification, was laid only five years ago. The Westminster City Council intend, however, as agents for the highway authority, to investigate the condition of the surface and carry out any works they find necessary.

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