HC Deb 23 November 1966 vol 736 c313W
Mr. John Hunt

asked the Minister of Transport whether she will make a statement on the result of her investigations into the traffic jam in the Park Lane-Hyde Park Corner area on the evening of 16th November; and what steps she is taking to prevent a recurrence of such traffic congestion in Central London.

Mrs. Castle

These are, of course, matters for the Greater London Council, as traffic authority, and the police. It is difficult to analyse the precise reasons for congestion. I understand that a number of comparatively small factors may have contributed to it on this occasion. The Greater London Council emphasise that in near-capacity conditions small incidents can have a major effect on the traffic situation.