§ 31. Mr. RUSSELL
asked the Minister of Transport whether he can give any information with regard to the proposed tube railway between North and South Shields; and whether it is intended to begin the work this winter?
§ Mr. PARKINSON (for Mr. GOSLING)
I have been asked to reply. A scheme for the construction of an electric railway 3103 between North and South Shields was authorised by Parliament in 1902, but the powers for the construction of the line have lapsed. I am not aware whether it is proposed to apply for fresh powers.