§ Mr. Tony Banks
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will extend the terms of reference of the joint consultative committee examining the environmental impact of the Channel tunnel to include London; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
No. The joint consultative committee to which the hon. Member refers consists principally of representatives of Kent local authorities, and focuses on problems in Kent. The specific effects of the scheme in London are all connected with alterations to the railway. BR is consulting interested parties, and I have met local residents in the Waterloo area with the hon. Member for Vauxhall (Mr. Holland).