HC Deb 06 July 1987 vol 119 c17W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make provision in the Channel Tunnel Bill for adequate facilities to ensure the safety, comfort and convenience of people with disabilities travelling on trains through the proposed Channel tunnel.

Mr. David Mitchell

Eurotunnel's original submission to the Governments showed that they realised the need to make provision on their shuttle services for people with disabilities. They are now working closely with representatives of disabled people's organisations to establish their requirements and see how they can best be met; British Rail has a firm commitment to providing for the needs of passengers with disabilities on all their major services; and the safety authority will need to be satisfied by the arrangements proposed.

Provision in the Channel Tunnel Bill is therefore unnecessary.