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Traffic Congestion (London)

Volume 934: debated on Thursday 30 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, following recent traffic congestion in central London and in particular the very heavy congestion of traffic in Park Lane during the lunchtime period on Wednesday 22nd June, he will request the Commissioner of the Police of the Metropolis to make a report on the deployment of police officers at particular junctions and the extent to which congestion is affected thereby.

The Commissioner of Police tells me that the severe traffic congestion in the West End on 22nd June occurred after traffic at Hyde Park Corner was stopped to enable a mounted troop to pass from Constitution Hill to Apsley Gate, when traffic was already impeded by road works in Piccadilly. Police officers and traffic wardens were deployed to assist at the main junctions affected until normal traffic flow was restored. Details of the deployment of