§ 28. Commander Bower
asked the Home Secretary whether any obstruction to vehicular traffic occurred in Westway, Hammersmith, as a result of the demonstration by certain pedestrians on the afternoon of 31st January; whether any accidents resultant therefrom were reported to the police; and whether any prosecutions of motorists, pedestrians, or the organisers of the demonstration are contemplated?
§ Sir J. Simon
I am informed by the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis that vehicular traffic was somewhat impeded, but no serious obstruction was caused on the occasion in question. No accidents resulting from the demonstration were reported to the police; and no proceedings are contemplated against any motorist or pedestrian or against the organisers of the demonstration.
§ Commander Bower
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that a number of motorists were threatened on this occasion by pedestrians in the neighbourhood; and can he say what gives rise to this indignation in that part of the world when it has 1751 been remarkably free from accidents according to all the statistics that have been published?