§ Mr. Evennett
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received concerning traffic delays at the Blackwall tunnel; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
The Metropolitan police recently requested an extension of the hours of tidal flow working, which allows northbound traffic to use three of the four available lanes in the morning peak hours. This request was refused after consultation with other interested bodies. It would have shifted congestion from the south to the north of the river.