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Traffic Regulations (Processions)

Volume 245: debated on Thursday 20 November 1930

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38.

asked the Home Secretary whether he will consider the desirabiilty of making regulations for the better organisation of traffic upon special occasions which would lessen the dislocation and congestion which cause business and financial loss, especially with a view of arranging for processions, such as the Lord Mayor's show, to take place at such times and by such routes as would cause least obstruction to traffic?

The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis has power to make regulations for preventing obstruction of the streets within the Metropolitan Police District in all times of public processions, and did in fact make such regulations on the occasion of the recent Lord Mayor's Show. In framing regulations, every effort is made to reduce to a minimum the inevitable interference with traffic.

Could it be suggested that this Show should take place at a time when there is not so much traffic about, like a Saturday afternoon, or that it should take place at Olympia or the Stadium at Wembley or somewhere like that?