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Channel Tunnel

Volume 52: debated on Thursday 24 April 1913

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49.

asked the Prime Minister if he will consider the proposal to submit the question of a Channel tunnel between England and France to the Committee of Imperial Defence, so that the new conditions which have arisen, and which are con- sidered to have changed the situation, may be considered and the opinion of the Committee obtained before the expenss of preparing new plans and schemes for the construction of the tunnel are incurred?

The Committee of Imperial Defence is at present very fully occupied with important questions, and this matter is under consideration by the Departments concerned.

Do I understand the right hon. Gentleman to say that the matter is under consideration by the Departments concerned?