Channel Tunnel.

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons at on 18 February 1929.

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Photo of Sir Robert Thomas Sir Robert Thomas , Anglesey

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asked the Prime Minister whether the Committee of Imperial Defence have made any recommendations as to the effect on national security of the construction of a Channel tunnel; and whether they have modified the opinion expressed in 1924 on this point?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

I think the hon. Member must be aware that the last inquiry of the Committee of Imperial Defence into this question took place in 1924. This being so, I would refer him to the answer which I gave him on the 11th February.

Photo of Sir Robert Thomas Sir Robert Thomas , Anglesey

Does the right hon. Gentleman say that no recommendations or opinions have been expressed since that date—1924?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

Not that I am aware of.

Commander OLIVER LOCKERLAMPSON:

When shall we have an opportunity of discussing this matter?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

I think, possibly, early in the next Parliament.