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Channel Tunnel

Volume 124: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the chairman of British Rail about future rail links between the Channel tunnel and the north-west of England; and if he will make a statement.

It is the responsibility of British Rail to plan the provision of future rail links with the tunnel. Section 40 of the Channel Tunnel Act requires them to publish proposals by 31 December 1989. I understand that the board intends to consult widely during the preparation of this plan.