HC Deb 25 March 1964 vol 692 cc93-4W
80. The Earl of Dalkeith

asked the Minister of Transport what investigations he is making into the possible use of hovercraft as a cross-Channel link with the Continent as an alternative to a Channel tunnel.

Mr. Galbraith

Since Her Majesty's Government and the French Government have decided to go ahead with a Channel tunnel, the question of an alternative system no longer arises. This does not rule out the use of hovercraft as a complement to the tunnel and the cross-channel services on some cross-channel routes.