HC Deb 10 November 1954 vol 532 cc1187-8
14. Mr. Dodds

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation on what date in 1955 work will recommence on the construction of the Dartford-Purfleet Tunnel.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I regret that I cannot add to the answer given to the hon. Member on 19th May.

Mr. Dodds

But does not the right hon. Gentleman appreciate that 15th May last is a long way away and 1955 is pretty close and that his answer is intensely disappointing to local authorities and industrialists who expected that with a new Minister something would be done?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

The answer to which I draw the attention of the hon. Member referred, as he knows, to action next year, and next year has not yet arrived.

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