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Channel Tunnel

Volume 728: debated on Wednesday 18 May 1966

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asked the Minister of Transport if she will make a statement on the Channel Tunnel project; and if, in this connection, she will arrange to avoid congestion in Kent by providing loading points for road vehicles on to rail both in London and in the industrial areas including Lancashire.

My right hon. Friend has nothing to add to the reply to the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavilion (Sir W. Teeling) on 27th April on the progress of the project. It is premature to consider detailed arrangements for handling traffic which might use a Channel Tunnel. But there would certainly be considerable advantage in through services and she is in touch with the British Railways Board about possible facilities for such traffic.