HC Deb 08 February 1956 vol 548 cc1646-7
5. Mr. Hoy

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he is now in a position to make a statement regarding the proposed tube crossing of the Forth.

Mr. Watkinson

I would refer the hon. Member to the Answer I gave to the hon. and gallant Member for Berwick and East Lothian (Major Anstruther-Gray) on 1st February.

Mr. Hoy

Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that it is now eight months since his predecessor intimated to me the setting up of this committee? Could not the right hon. Gentleman be a little more definite about the date when the report is expected?

Mr. Watkinson

As I said last week, this committee is not behind in its schedule of work. As I think the hon. Member knows, this is a very difficult technical problem.