Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons on 30th October 1929.
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asked the Minister of Transport whether he has now any proposals to lay before the House in relation to London traffic?
I am not at the present time in a position to lay proposals before the House. The problem is admittedly one of great complexity, and it is engaging the close attention of the Government.
Do I understand that, after the Government have wantonly destroyed the last London Traffic Bills—[Interruption].
It would be better if the question were put without the adjective.
Do I understand that, after the Government have destroyed the last Traffic Bills, they have no proposal to make?
On a point of Order. Were the Bills destroyed by the Government?
The Bills were rejected by the House of Commons. The question was whether the Government to-day have any proposals to submit. The answer to that was in the negative, but the whole situation is engaging the very close attention of the Government.
Will the hon. Gentleman state, then, when he will be in a position to make a statement?
I am not in a position to state when proposals will be submitted, but I understand that my right hon. Friend the Lord Privy Seal will be referring to the matter on Monday.
Why does not the hon. Gentleman appoint another Committee to get him out of his difficulties?
Is it not a fact that these Measures were rejected in this House on the advice of His Majesty's Government, and that the Whips were put on for Private Bill procedure?
The question as to who was responsible does not directly arise out of the answer.
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