Metropolitan Police

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 19th November 1975.

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Motion made, and Question proposed,

That the Commissioner of the Police of the Metropolis do take care that during the Session of Parliament the passages through the streets leading to this House be kept free and open, and that no obstruction be permitted to hinder the passage of Members to and from this House, and that no disorder be allowed in Westminster Hall, or in the passages leading to this House, during the Sitting of Parliament, and that there be no annoyance therein or thereabouts; and that the Serjeant at Arms attending this House do communicate this Order to the Commissioner aforesaid.

Photo of Mr Marcus Lipton Mr Marcus Lipton , Lambeth Central

I wish to raise a point of order, Mr. Speaker, on this Sessional Order. Pedestrians encounter considerable difficulty in crossing both Parliament Street and Bridge Street in order to get to the House. Would you be good enough to make representations to the appropriate authorities to alter the synchronisation of the traffic lights so that people are not marooned halfway across, as is often the case now?

Photo of Mr Selwyn Lloyd Mr Selwyn Lloyd , Wirral

I certainly shall ensure that the hon. Member's point is drawn to the attention of those in authority, in the hope that the matter may be dealt with satisfactorily.

Question put and agreed to.