§ 34. Sir W. Teeling
asked the Minister of Transport whether he will provide an interim report on the progress being made in the Franco-British inter-Governmental discussions about the Channel tunnel before Parliament rises for the Summer Recess.
§ Sir W. Teeling
I realise that the Minister cannot report until he has something to report on, but will my hon. Friend bear in mind that on the south coast of this country and the north-west coast of France a great many plans and projects are being held up because no clue is being given one way or the other about what is going to happen?
§ Mr. H. Hynd
In view of the urgency of the matter because of the increased cross-channel traffic and the possibility of our going into the Common Market, in which case a Channel tunnel will be more important than ever, are the Government taking the initiative?
§ Sir C. Taylor
Is my hon. Friend aware that if we are to have a permanent link with the Continent many people would prefer a bridge to a tunnel?