HC Deb 05 December 1989 vol 163 c183W
Mr. Rowe

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he has passed to the chairman of British Rail the representations from hon. and right hon. Members to consider all alternative proposals for the high speed rail link to the Channel tunnel.

Mr. Portillo

Yes. However, as I said in my answer to the hon. Member for Waveney (Mr. Porter) on Monday 4 December, I accept that now that BR and Eurorail have announced their preferred route through Kent and terminal in London it will not be practicable for them to devote great efforts to examining other proposals.

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