HC Deb 16 February 1955 vol 537 cc381-2
52. Mr. Willey

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation when it is now anticipated that work on the Tyne Tunnel will be recommenced.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I have nothing to add to what I said on this subject in reply to the right hon. Member for Battersea, North (Mr. Jay) on 9th February.

Mr. Willey

Does the right hon. Gentleman realise that that utterly unsatisfactory reply brings no comfort to us in the North-East? Will he assure the House that the Tyne Tunnel retains its priority as next on the list after the White inch Tunnel?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

My answer means no more than that it is not in the group of large schemes during the first four years of the plan which I announced on 2nd February.