HC Deb 21 June 1993 vol 227 c145 11.51 pm
Mr. Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock)

It is both my duty and my privilege to, present a petition on behalf of Councillors Millane and Aberdein, residents of Thurrock and other people in Essex—the petition contains more than 3,000 signatures—against the proposed Channel tunnel rail link to London. The petition Sheweth that the proposed route for the Channel Tunnel Rail Link to London announced by the Secretary of State for Transport, in Parliament on 22nd March 1993, will significantly damage and blight the lives and property of residents in a large area of the Borough of Thurrock, as well as creating noise pollution, detracting from the visual amenity, whilst destroying jobs and industry. Wherefore your petitioners pray that the Honourable House shall seek to persuade the Secretary of State that before determining the precise line of the Channel Tunnel rail link route and the introduction of a Bill in Parliament, shall commission an independent public enquiry charged with examining the advantages and disadvantages of ALL the alternative route options, including those entering London South of the River Thames. And your petitioners, as in duty will ever pray, &c.

To lie upon the Table.

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