§ Miss Wilkinson
asked the Minister of Transport whether he has any statement to make regarding the present position in regard to the proposed Jarrow tunnel?
§ Captain Wallace
Consulting engineers have been appointed by the county councils to make preliminary investigations into the possible site, or sites, for a tunnel in the neighbourhood of Jarrow and a mining expert is associated with them. A grant at the rate of 75 per cent. is being made from the Road Fund towards the cost of the survey. The general question of a tunnel under the Tyne will be considered again when the report of the consulting engineer is received.