HC Deb 07 February 1934 vol 285 c1126
31. Mr. L. SMITH

asked the Minister of Transport whether it is his intention during the current year, to give any assistance towards reviving the scheme for a new modern bridge over or tunnel under the Humber; and if he can make any statement with regard to this matter?


It is for the highway authorities concerned to consider whether they desire to renew their efforts to obtain Parliamentary powers for this project, but, in the present financial circumstances, it is not possible for the Government to make a grant towards the cost.


Can the Minister assist the provision of any more modern means of transport than the present antediluvian ferries which exist between South Yorkshire and the rapidly developing districts in the North of England?


I must ask my hon. Friend to put that question on the Paper.


Is the Minister aware that the railway company which administers this ferry between Hull and Lincolnshire is about to build two new ferry steamers and also to improve the landing facilities on both sides, and will this not obviate the necessity for a bridge?


I am obliged to my hon. and gallant Friend for his information.