§ 24. Mr. Strauss
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps designed to avoid the public inconvenience caused by the
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Order of priority in local authority list Projects approved (a) Capital National Elfrida Rathbone Society : Elfrida Centre 5 (equal) (b) Non-capital Blackfriars Settlement : North Lambeth Community Counselling 1 (equal) Neighbourhood Worker Projects 3 (equal) Playleadership scheme, Milkwood Road 11 Neighbourhood Volunteer Organiser 13 Experimental project on the possibility of boarding out the elderly, handicapped and mentally disabled 17 Project for children in long-term care without any Lambeth community contacts 18 Alcoholics recovery project (also aided by Southwark London Borough) Priority given as "high"
§ Mr. Carlisle
The traffic arrangements made by the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis are designed to minimise the unavoidable inconvenience caused by street closures on ceremonial occasions. At the next State visit on 11th December the Commissioner proposes as an experiment until the arrival of the visitor at Victoria Station to allow some bus services to operate across the streets which are closed.