HC Deb 25 June 1930 vol 240 cc1133-4
41. Rear-Admiral SUETER

asked the Minister of Transport if he can say when work on the lower Thames tunnel will commence; how many will be employed on this work; and how long will the tunnel take to construct?


As the Bill for the promotion of this scheme has not yet passed through all its stages, and various points still remain to be settled with the local authorities concerned, the hon. and gallant Member will understand that I am not yet in a position to answer his question. I am, however, making every effort to expedite all the preliminary stages.


Can the hon. Gentleman give an approximate estimate of the number of men likely to be employed?


No, Sir. That would be premature at this stage.