Lanark Race Meeting (Congestion)

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12 February 1946.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Steele Mr Thomas Steele , Lanark 12:00, 12 February 1946

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware of the congestion which arose in the streets and on all roads leading to Lanark at the last race meeting held at that town; and will he take the necessary steps to ensure that proper facilities for the parking of vehicles and the entrance of the public into the grounds are made before a licence is granted for racing on 31st May and 1st June.

Photo of Mr Joseph Westwood Mr Joseph Westwood , Stirling and Falkirk District of Burghs

I am informed that the circumstances which led to the congestion last year have been discussed by the chief constable and a representative of the racecourse company and that the company are actively considering the provision of additional turnstiles, additional car parks, and improvement of the access to the existing car park. I have no power to grant or withhold a licence for race meetings.