HC Deb 23 October 1961 vol 646 c24W
64. Mr. Teeling

asked the Minister of Transport if he will now make a further statement about the progress which has been made in arranging official discussions with the French Government about the construction of a Channel Tunnel and possible alternative schemes which have been put forward; and what further plans he has for accelerating the reaching of official decisions in this matter.

Mr. Marples

The French Government have agreed to the suggestion made some time ago by Her Majesty's Government that talks should take place about the construction of a Channel Tunnel. I have already discussed this project and possible alternative schemes informally with M. Buron, the French Minister of Public Works and Transport, in London on 2nd October. I hope to have further discussions with him in Paris on 20th November.