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Trooping Of The Colour (Rehearsals)

Volume 466: debated on Tuesday 21 June 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether in view of the serious traffic congestion which occurred in central London during the morning rush hours on 1st June through the closing of certain roads for a military rehearsal, he will in future arrange for similar rehearsals to begin and end before 8 a.m. in summer and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in winter.

I cannot give any such undertaking, but every effort will be made to see that such rehearsals do not cause undue interference with traffic. The congestion on 1st June in connection with the rehearsal for the Trooping of the Colour was due to an unusual combination of circumstances and did not recur on 2nd and 3rd June when similar rehearsals were held.