HC Deb 07 June 1928 vol 218 cc335-6
45. Lieut.-Colonel GADIE

asked the Prime Minister the attitude of the Government on the question of constructing a Channel tunnel connecting this country with France; is there any objection by any Government Department; and, if so, the nature of such objection?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Baldwin)

I have nothing to add to the full statement made on this subject by my predecessor on 7th July, 1924.


Does the Prime Minister not think that the fact that the Locarno Treaty is in existence, and the fact that the American peace pact proposals are now before us, taken together, justify a reconsideration of the whole matter by a body more likely to take a wider view than the Committee of Imperial Defence?


If the hon. Member will study the answer to which I have referred, he kill find that many other views were taken beside that of the Committee of Imperial Defence. I do not consider that the time has come to reconsider the matter.


Is the Prime Minister not of the opinion that a much more useful expenditure of public money would be to remake the Crinan Canal?