HC Deb 21 November 1939 vol 353 cc1027-8
97. Miss Wilkinson

asked the Minister of Transport what stage has been reached in the. preliminary work on the Jarrow tunnel scheme; and whether, and if so when, it is proposed to begin work on this, in view of the urgent need for this mid-Tyne cross-communication?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport (Mr. Bernays)

The results of the trial borings and the mineral survey are now available and the consulting engineers have informed my right hon. Friend that their report will be completed within the next three months. It will then be for the local authorities concerned to formulate definite proposals, which my right hon. Friend will be prepared to consider in the light of the circumstances then existing.