§ 70. Mr. SUMMERSBY
asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been called to the announcement that the new tube railway to serve North-East London cannot be taken in hand until the East London and Essex area tubes 1900 have been constructed; and whether, seeing that these tube railways are paying, it will be possible to take a long-distance view of London requirements and start two of them simultaneously?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of TRANSPORT (Lieut.-Colonel Headlam)
I understand from the London Passenger Transport Board that, having regard to the serious financial obligations which would arise, no decision has yet been reached with regard to the construction of any additional tube railway either in East London or in North-East London.
§ Mr. THORNE
May I ask whether the hon. and gallant Member will make representations to the Government to proceed with the construction of underground railways both east and north of London?