Traffic congestion in central London, Ernest Marples' speech + Xmas lights in Regents Street.
Title reads: "Marples on traffic plan".
High angled shot traffic in Hanover Square and cars parked in the road. L/S cars travelling slowly past parked cars in the road. M/S cars travelling through square, pan to cars parked at roadside. L/S line of traffic held up at lights. Lights changing to green. M/S traffic crawling along in Oxford Street. M/S women getting into taxi, pan as it drives off.
Travel shot along Oxford Street showing pavement crowded with shoppers. L/S pavement packed with people. C/U small child pointing to shop window. C/U shop window with models. C/U women shoppers. M/S women looking in dress shop. M/S pavement crowded with shoppers in Oxford Street.
M/S policeman approaching parked car. C/U policeman noting car number. M/S policeman guiding lorry between vehicles parked either side of narrow street.
Interior. Ernest Marples, Minister of Transport, seated at desk. Mr. Marples gives speech on traffic congestion problem in city (natural sound). He talks about introduction of "pink zone" where cars cannot stop.
Various night shots of Regent Street. Crowds wait to see Christmas lights go on. C/U Mayor of Westminster switching lights on. Various good night shots of Christmas lights in Regents Street - they look like gigantic chandeliers. A little boy looks up at them.
Note: press release from Ministry of Transport about Christmas traffic plan for London on file.