§ 44. Mr. Fernyhough
asked the Minister of Transport if he will make a progress report on the construction of the Tyne Tunnel.
§ Mr. Galbraith
The Tyne Tunnel Joint Committee, who are the highway authority, say that the main bore is proceeding from both banks of the river and so far about 1,400 ft., or rather more than 25 per cent. of the total length of about 5,400 ft., has been driven. It is expected that the driving of the tunnel will be completed in the first half of 1965 and the finishing work, including the road through the tunnel, will then proceed.