HC Deb 07 March 1990 vol 168 cc660-1W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will convene a national conference of all interested parties to discuss the future of the Channel tunnel and rail link throughout the United Kingdom.

Mr. Portillo

No. British Rail undertook an extensive programme of consultation in all regions before publishing in December last year its plan for international passenger and freight services when the Channel tunnel opens. In accordance with section 40 of the Channel Tunnel Act 1987 the board will be keeping this plan under review. Interested groups should therefore make their points to British Rail.