HC Deb 26 March 1929 vol 226 cc2257-9

asked the Prime Minister whether any decision has yet been reached in regard to the Channel Tunnel inquiry?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Baldwin)

I find that owing to the pressure of work due to the imminence of the Dissolution, the course I proposed in my statement on 22nd January for co-operation by the leaders of the three Parliamentary parties in all stages of the proposed inquiry, is not a convenient one at the present time. In all the circumstances, His Majesty's Government have come to the conclusion that the best plan for starting the investigation will be to set up, under the


The decision of the umpire is final under the Act of 1927, which on this point is in conformity with the wishes of hon. Gentlemen opposite, as expressed by the Trade Union Council, before the Blanesburgh Committee.


When an obvious defect is discovered arising out of the umpire's decision, does the hon. Gentleman not think that there should be amending legislation?

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