§ Mr. Tom Cox
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he is having with representatives of the British and French railways to ensure that all454W trains that will be used on the Channel tunnel rail service links will be properly equipped to ensure suitable seating and toilet facilities for disabled people; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
The design of the rolling stock for the Channel tunnel through rail services is the responsibility of the railway operators concerned. I understand that the draft specification for the high-speed rolling stock which has been agreed between the British and the French railways already includes suitable facilities for disabled people.