HC Deb 10 July 1967 vol 750 cc38-9W
Mr. Lubbock

asked the Minister of Transport (1) what proposals have been made to her by the London Transport Board for the use of land in the Royal Parks in connection with the Fleet Line underground; and whether she will approve these plans;

(2) whether proposals for the Fleet Line underground made to her include use of the existing rail tunnel between Wapping and Rotherhithe.

Mrs. Castle

The Fleet Line project is still at the planning stage and I have received no formal proposals.

However, London Transport are discussing with my Department and the Ministry of Public Building and Works the location of working sites for the line, with special reference to the Royal Parks.

I understand that London Transport's present view is that there would be engineering, operational and commercial advantages in not using the Wapping-Rotherhithe tunnel.