§ Mr. George Cunningham
asked the Lord President of the Council what information was provided to hon. Members and Ministers, respectively, about traffic restrictions operating near the Palace of Westminster on 18th November on the occasion of a State visit; what instructions were given to the police about access to the Palace by Members and staff during these restrictions; and if he will ensure 59W that Members are informed on both points on similar occasions in future.
§ Mr. Edward Short
I understand that the police distributed details of the processional route, and the streets to be closed for the State visit on 18th November, to the Whips' Offices in the usual way early in the previous week. The usual orders were issued to police officers on duty on the day about facilitating the access of Members to and from the House while streets were closed.