HC Deb 04 March 1997 vol 291 c551W
Mrs. Dunwoody

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what was the total amount paid by London and Continental Railways to Her Majesty's Government for its acquisitions during the privatisation of the railways. [18640]

Mr. Watts

Nil. London and Continental Railways—LCR—was appointed in February 1996 to design, building and operate the channel tunnel rail link as part of the private finance initiative. An explanatory memorandum describing the Government's agreements with LCR was deposited in the House Library in March 1996.