§ 50. Rear-Admiral SUETER
asked the Minister of Transport whether, in addition to the Dartford road tunnel, the Government will explore the question of a rail tunnel in the lower Thames to give not only employment to men locally but also in the steel and electric industries
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of TRANSPORT (Lieut.-Colonel Headlam)
My hon. Friend regrets that he would not feel justified in expending public time or money in such an exploration.
§ 53. Rear-Admiral SUETER
asked the Minister of Transport whether, in reviewing all proposals connected with the unemployment problem, the Government will consider restarting the work in connection with the Dartford and Purfleet tunnel scheme that was approved by Parliament and materialised in the Dartford Tunnel Act, 1930?
§ Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM
In present circumstances it is unlikely that the local authorities concerned will desire to proceed with this scheme or that the Road Fund will be able to provide financial assistance. Measures are, however, being taken to safeguard the line of the tunnel and its approaches.