§ Mr. Robert Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the implications of the ban on commercial vehicle movements during Sundays and bank holidays in France for the projected level of use of such a link by heavy goods vehicles, and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Ridley
[pursuant to the reply, 9 December 1985, c. 450]: The Government's assessment of the fixed link of necessity takes account of this ban which presently affects the pattern of utilisation of the ferries. But I view this French restriction with great concern, and will be raising it with them in the context of the Channel fixed link.