HC Deb 03 November 1988 vol 139 c768W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funds he will make available under section 8 of the Railways Act 1974 for the development of private railway sidings in the Merseyside area to enable adaptions to take place in time for the opening of the Channel tunnel.

Mr. Portillo

That would depend on the merits of any case put to me. I would need to have firm forecasts of the traffic expected, and a clear statement and quantification of the environmental benefits.

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