HC Deb 28 February 1924 vol 170 c670
54. Rear-Admiral SUETER

asked the Prime Minister whether the Government have had time to consider the immediate construction of the Lower Thames tunnel between Gravesend and Tilbury, and the construction of the new road from Kingston-on-Thames to Tilbury, linking up to the main roads to the north, midland, and eastern counties, as such works will increase transport facilities and find employment for a large number of men?


I have been asked to answer this question. Instructions have already been given to an eminent engineer for the preparation of plans and reports upon the suggested Gravesend-Tilbury Tunnel, for the consideration of my Department. Certain surveys and preliminary investigations have also been undertaken in connection with a north orbital road round London. Time is required for the study of these particulars before any decision can be reached.


Can my right hon. Friend give us the name of this eminent engineer?


Is the right hon. Gentleman in favour of the Channel tunnel being proceeded with?