HL Deb 31 March 1993 vol 544 cc49-50WA
Lord Clinton-Davis

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the extent of tunnelling involved in connection with their favoured route for the Channel Tunnel rail link in comparison with the East London scheme previously favoured by them.

The Minister of State, Department of Transport (The Earl of Caithness)

The broad route favoured by the Government included approximately 24 miles of tunnel. In the process of refining the route, the amount of tunnel is now around 12 to 15 miles.