HC Deb 22 January 1924 vol 169 cc687-8
2. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has taken the opportunity of further examining into the desirability and utility of a railway and road tunnel under the Humber river estuary; whether he is aware of the great improvement in communications that such a tunnel would bring about; and whether he is aware that the local chambers of commerce, and all other organised bodies of opinion, are in favour and have pressed for the construction of such tunnels?

Major BARNSTON (Comptroller of the Household)

I have been asked to reply. No definite scheme for a tunnel under the Humber has been submitted to my hon. Friend's Department. Whenever the authorities concerned are prepared to submit definite proposals, they shall receive the fullest consideration.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that the municipality and other bodies in the city have approached his Department and have asked for assistance to bring out the scheme, and have any steps been taken to give the representations effect?


I cannot answer that offhand.


In view of the necessity of finding work for the unemployed, has the hon. and gallant Gentleman's Department considered the advisability of proceeding with the Channel Tunnel?


Perhaps the hon. Gentleman will put that question down?