§ Mr. Arbuthnot
asked the Minister of Transport if, before reaching a decision on the Channel tunnel, he will cause an independent investigation to be made into the minimum charges for cars that could operate on cross-Channel boat services, given the most efficient ships and cutting costs, including terminal harbour dues, to the minimum consistent with safety.
§ Mr. Marples
The answer to my hon. Friend's Question must await further consideration of the Anglo-French Official Group's Report, on which I am in consultation with my French colleagues.