HC Deb 26 January 1999 vol 324 cc154-5W
Mr. Chope

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if it is Government policy that no vehicle powered by liquid petroleum gas and no dual-powered vehicle may be transported on the Eurotunnel shuttle; and if he will make a statement. [67343]

Ms Glenda Jackson

Eurotunnel will need to obtain safety approval from the bi-national Intergovernmental Commission (acting on the advice of the Channel Tunnel Safety Authority) before they can convey LPG- and dual-powered vehicles. Subject to this safety approval, the Government would welcome the opening of Shuttle services to these vehicles.