HC Deb 19 March 2002 vol 382 c188W
Mr. Greg Knight

To ask the President of the Council if he will make a statement on the level of consultation between his office and the House authorities with other bodies to ensure that traffic disruption is kept to a minimum while the House is sitting. [41833]

Mr. Robin Cook

At the beginning of each Session the House issues the Sessional Order which instructs the Commissioner of Police to keep the streets around the Houses of Parliament free from obstruction so that Members and Peers have a clear passage.

House officials liaise with the traffic authorities of Westminster city council and Transport for London. When problems, such as traffic congestion occur both bodies have been helpful in seeking to alleviate the problems.

If the right hon. Member has a specific point of concern, I would welcome further details.

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