§ Mr. Thomas Cox
asked the Minister of Transport what plans he has to reopen discussions with the French Government as to the possibility of building the cross-Channel Tunnel.
§ Mr. Fowler
As the hon. Member will be aware, a report on preliminary studies of a single track rail tunnel by the British and French Railways was sent to my predecessor early this year. I shall be considering that report, but the appropriate stage for any possible discussion between Governments has not yet been reached.