HC Deb 14 January 1991 vol 183 c396W
12. Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what financial application British Rail has made for the provision of passenger and cargo facilities in Liverpool to ensure direct access to the channel tunnel rail system.

Mr. Freeman

British Rail proposes to have a terminal on Merseyside for international freight services. Passengers between Liverpool and the continent will need to change in London or at Crewe.

Mr. Strang

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has met the chairman of British Rail to discuss rail links between Scotland and the channel tunnel.

Mr. Freeman

My right hon. and learned Friend last met Sir Bob Reid on 12 December when a number of issues, including channel tunnel services running north of London, were discussed.

21. Mr. Jacques Arnold

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the environmental aspects of the proposed high-speed rail link.

Mr. Freeman

British Rail intends to publish a full environmental statement for its final preferred route, taking into account the representations received in the course of public consultations.