§ Mr. Pickles
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (1) how long it is estimated the journey time will take from Heathrow to Paris by the proposed new service announced by the Eurostar consortium; 574W
(2) if the proposed rail service between Heathrow and Paris by the Eurostar consortium is intended to connect with any French airport; 
(3) which rail lines the service between Heathrow and Paris by the Eurostar consortium will use; and what rail services currently use those rail lines; 
(4) how frequent the rail service between Heathrow and Paris by the Eurostar consortium will be. 
§ Ms Glenda Jackson
My right hon. Friend announced on 3 June 1998,Official Report, columns 367–70, that the Eurostar operator intends to run services from Heathrow through the Channel Tunnel from 2001. Precise routes, service patterns and journey times have yet to be defined.