HC Deb 20 July 1970 vol 804 c31W
112. Sir T. Beamish

asked the Minister of Transport if he will issue a White Paper on the Government's policy with regard to the new proposals for a Channel Tunnel; and if he will give an assurance that public money will be refused until he is satisfied that the project is viable and in the national interest.

Mr. Michael Heseltine

My right hon. Friend will make a statement when he has reached a decision on the proposals just put to him. No public money would be committed before then.