HC Deb 01 July 1959 vol 608 c50W
61. Dame Irene Ward

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, in view of the statement by the Chairman of the Tyne Tunnel Committee that work on the tunnel would begin in November, 1959, and, in view of the fact that it will now be necessary for a new Tyne Tunnel Bill to be promoted before such work can commence, whether he is yet in a position to state when constructional work on the tunnel will begin.

Mr. Nugent

According to my information, the Vice-Chairman of the Tyne Tunnel Joint Committee has stated that work on the tunnel is likely to start late in 1960. I am not in a position to add anything to this statement.