HC Deb 12 June 1888 vol 326 cc1827-8
SIR JOHN COLOMB, &c.) (Tower Hamlets, Bow

asked the hon. Member for the Knutsford Division of Cheshire, Whether, on behalf of the Metropolitan Board of Works, he can give a specific assurance that the construction of the Blackwall Tunnel for vehicular traffic will be proceeded with as rapidly as possible, and that there is no intention to abandon any part of the undertaking?

MR. TATTON EGERTON (Cheshire, Knutsford)

I can assure the hon. Member that the Board will carry out the plans as approved by Parliament in their entirety. They consist of one foot and two vehicular tunnels. As the construction, from its novelty, is expensive, the first contract is for the foot tunnel; and the experience so gained will, the Board hope, conduce to the cheaper construction of those for vehicles.