HC Deb 31 March 1971 vol 814 c392W
150. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a further statement about the progress of negotiations on the proposed Channel Tunnel.

Mr. Peyton

The French Minister of Transport visited London on 22nd March for talks on the Channel Tunnel project with representatives of the international private group. I am circulating the text of the communiqué in the OFFICIAL REPORT following my answer to Oral Question No. 5 today.

Mr. Costain

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, in view of the fact that the lack of decision in regard to the Channel Tunnel proposals is impeding development in the Folkestone and Hythe area, if he will now make a statement as to when a final decision on this project may be expected.

Mr. Peyton