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Tyne (Cross-River Traffic)

Volume 235: debated on Wednesday 26 February 1930

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78.

asked the Minister of Transport if an engineer has been appointed to advise on a crossing of the River Tyne between South Shields and Tynemouth; and, if so, will he give the name of such engineer?

The Town Councils of South Shields and Tynemouth were advised in December last of the offer of a grant towards the cost of an engineering investigation, but I have not yet been furnished with the name of the engineer whom they propose to appoint.

Are negotiations going on between the Minister's Department and the local authority concerned with regard to the appointment referred to?

We do not, of course, submit a particular name, but we have suggested a panel of names to the local authority for consideration. Up to the present we have not received a reply from the local authority.