HC Deb 05 July 1939 vol 349 c1328W
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.