HC Deb 01 July 1997 vol 297 c132W
Mr. Green

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has to improve security on trains travelling through the Channel Tunnel. [6153]

Ms Glenda Jackson

The security requirements placed on the operators of Channel Tunnel rail services are closely tailored to the risk, which takes account of the threat to the tunnel as assessed by Government agencies. The measures, which cover both the trains and the passengers, freight and vehicles carried, are constantly monitored and adjusted according to the level of assessed risk, and any necessary improvements made in the light of experience.