§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Minister of Transport to what extent her Department have assisted in banning lorries from using Downshire Hill, Hampstead; why lorries have been banned; who made representations for this ban; and how far the criteria for imposing such a ban extend to other roads and streets within this area.
§ Mr. Swingler
No ban exists. Emergency works have necessitated the temporary diversion of heavy traffic on to local roads in Hampstead including Downshire Hill. In order to minimise nuisance and congestion the London Borough of Camden have requested transport operators to avoid the area whenever possible.