Oral Answers to Questions — Transport (Waterloo Bridge).

– in the House of Commons on 1st July 1935.

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Photo of Lieut-Colonel Evelyn Powell Lieut-Colonel Evelyn Powell , Southwark South East

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asked the Minister of Transport whether he has any information for how long the single line of traffic will be the only means of transport over the Waterloo Bridge?

Photo of Sir Austin Hudson Sir Austin Hudson , Hackney North

Between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. traffic is permitted to proceed in both directions over the temporary bridge, and during the remaining hours of the day, when general traffic is allowed to proceed only from north to south, there is an omnibus service from south to north. These arrangements, which are made under requirements of the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, are, I understand, likely to be regarded as necessary until the new Waterloo Bridge is opened to traffic, but the position will be reviewed from time to time.

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Evelyn Powell Lieut-Colonel Evelyn Powell , Southwark South East

Can the hon. and gallant Gentleman tell me for how long this unsatisfactory state of affairs is going to exist?

Photo of Sir Austin Hudson Sir Austin Hudson , Hackney North

I understand that it will be five years before the new bridge is completed.

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Evelyn Powell Lieut-Colonel Evelyn Powell , Southwark South East

Is there any chance of erecting another temporary bridge west of Waterloo Bridge to allow for two permanent lines of traffic, as the present situation causes a great deal of inconvenience?

Photo of Sir Austin Hudson Sir Austin Hudson , Hackney North

I think the last sentence of the answer: "The position will be reviewed from time to time," is all the information I can give my hon. and gallant Friend.