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Kent And Essex Railways (Thames Tunnel)

Volume 155: debated on Monday 19 June 1922

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asked the Prime Minister if his attention has been called to the urgent need of a connecting tunnel between Essex and Kent to carry railway and road traffic and to the statement that this would improve traffic with Continental customers, ease congestion in the Metropolis, and link up the North direct with the South; and whether, in view of the present waste of available labour, he will consider this among other schemes to alleviate unemployment?

I have been asked to reply. I would refer the hon. Member to the answers which I gave him on the 8th and 15th May last. I am informed that no such scheme has been submitted by any local authority or other public body with a view to alleviating unemployment.