§ 87. Mr. HOFFMAN
asked the Minister of Labour the extent of the Tilbury Dock scheme, for which tenders are now being invited and some of them accepted?
§ Mr. GOSLING
I have been asked to answer this question. I understand that the works which the Port of London Authority propose to undertake shortly at Tilbury include an extension of the docks, a new dry dock, and a passenger landing stage, and that the total cost is estimated at about £1,700,000.
§ Mr. HOFFMAN
Does the hon. Gentleman remember that the original scheme proposed by the Port of London 42 Authority included a deep-water dock as welt, and will he press for that scheme being completed?
§ Mr. MILLS
Before the hon. Member answers that question, may I ask whether, bearing in mind the undeveloped state of the river and the constant application by all the county authorities for a tunnel between the Essex side and the Kentish side, he will include these proposals in any scheme of development?