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London Traffic

Volume 884: debated on Friday 24 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish the most recent average daily vehicle movement statistics, indicating the volume of traffic using the major routes from inner London to the motorways.

Up-to-date figures are not readily available. The most recent information is taken from the general traffic census and gives two-way average daily 16-hour traffic flows in August at points on or close to the M1 and M4 motorways:organisation; and whether he will make a statement.

British Rail has told me that it has decided to change course with its plans for a radical restructuring of its regional offices, which would otherwise have involved major movements of staff and the total abolition of its divisional offices in England and Wales. My formal consent to this change of plan is not required. Consequential decisions about the future location of its local offices is a matter of management, and, therefore, for the Railways Board.