§ Mr. Proctor
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what decisions have been arrived at regarding the future of the Black Harry Tunnel: and if he is satisfied that the tunnel is safe from collapse over its whole length.
§ Mr. Molson
This is a matter for the British Transport Commission, but I understand that the future of the line through this tunnel has not yet been decided. In the meantime, the tunnel has been strengthened and I am satisfied that the work done should ensure that the tunnel is safe from collapse. I have also been assured that steps will be taken to preserve the stability of the ground over the tunnel if it is abandoned.