Constitution Hill ("No Trade Vehicles" Sign)

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Building and Works – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1st August 1966.

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Photo of Hon. Anthony Berry Hon. Anthony Berry , Southgate 12:00 am, 1st August 1966

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works why the "No Trade Vehicles" sign at the Hyde Park Corner entrance to Constitution Hill is sited in the way it is; and if he is aware that drivers cannot see it until after they have turned into Constitution Hill.

Photo of Mr James Boyden Mr James Boyden , Bishop Auckland

The sign has been erected on the most suitable site under the control of my Department. The local authority thought that an earlier warning sign would not be noticed because of the heavy traffic.

Photo of Hon. Anthony Berry Hon. Anthony Berry , Southgate

Would the hon. Gentleman care to meet me on the spot so that he can see how ridiculous it is to have the sign there, and can he arrange for some other sign to be put up to save lorries going in and being unable to get out again?

Photo of Mr James Boyden Mr James Boyden , Bishop Auckland

Similar difficulties have been experienced in Regent's Park. The signs there have done some good, but I am prepared to meet the hon. Gentleman to discuss this.