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Cross Channel Ferries

Volume 19: debated on Monday 1 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he is satisfied that the existing sea ferries linking the United Kingdom with France and the planned development of these ferries are adequate for the traffic across the Channel; and if he will make a statement.

Whether the development of the existing ferry services might cater more effectively for future cross-Channel traffic than a fixed link is one of the matters presently being studied by officials of the United Kingdom and French Governments, with help from the Dover harbour board and the ferry operators concerned. It will be one of the matters taken into account in deciding whether to proceed with a fixed link.