§ Mr. Rippon
The arrangements for the construction of the tunnel have still to be worked out by Her Majesty's Government and the French Government.
§ Mr. Clark Hutchison
Will my right hon. Friend do his best to see that no Government money is spent, or wasted, on such a ridiculous idea as a Channel Tunnel?
§ Mr. C. Pannell
The Minister rather brushed off my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow, Scotstoun (Mr. Small) with a somewhat smart reply, but does he appreciate that, as his is the major building Department representing the Crown, the question of a geological survey is very necessary? Can he inform the House at the earliest possible moment how far his Department will be implicated in this project? Obviously, he will want his Department to be implicated, because there is too much money involved here for the project to be farmed out to various private firms of contractors. Might I further inquire whether the ignorance of his hon. Friend the Member for Edinburgh, South (Mr. Clark Hutchison) is shared by the Front Bench opposite?
§ Mr. Rankin
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. In view of the disappointing answer given by the Minister to his hon. Friend the Member for Edinburgh, South (Mr. Clark Hutchison), I beg to give notice that I shall seek to raise the matter on the Adjournment.