80. The Earl of Dalkeith
asked the Minister of Transport what investigations he is making into the possible use of hovercraft as a cross-Channel link with the Continent as an alternative to a Channel tunnel.
§ Mr. Galbraith
Since Her Majesty's Government and the French Government have decided to go ahead with a Channel tunnel, the question of an alternative system no longer arises. This does not rule out the use of hovercraft as a complement to the tunnel and the cross-channel services on some cross-channel routes.