§ 58. Mr. A. J. Irvine
asked the Minister of Transport whether he will now make a statement on Her Majesty's Government's intentions regarding proposals for a new Mersey tunnel.
§ Mr. Marples
Proposals for a second tunnel between north Liverpool and Wallasey have been agreed by all the Merseyside local authorities concerned except Birkenhead. There is thus a stalemate. Unless the local authorities can themselves resolve it, I shall be calling a meeting of all the local authorities and the Merseyside Members on 14th February to consider what legislation would be needed to resolve the stalemate.