HC Deb 10 April 1989 vol 150 c410W
Mr. Beggs

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what decision has been made by the Irish and British Governments, on a Belfast-Dublin-Dun Laoghaire-Holy-head link to the Channel tunnel; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Portillo

The planning of rail services in the United Kingdom is the responsiility of British Rail and Northern Ireland railways. Under section 40 of the Channel Tunnel Act 1987, British Rail is required to publish a plan by the end of 1989 setting out its proposals for Channel tunnel rail services serving various parts of the United Kingdom. It has not yet completed the regional consultations which it is undertaking in preparation for this plan.