HL Deb 17 December 2001 vol 630 cc12-3WA
Lord Berkeley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What assurances were given by the promoters during the Select Committee hearings on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link Bill that they would provide suitable alternative site(s) for rail freight facilities currently located at Temple Mills, Stratford, and on which compulsory purchase orders were served recently. [HL1917]

Lord Falconer of Thoroton

In response to concerns raised at the House of Lords Select Committee, an assurance was given about the provision of a locomotive fuelling point at Stratford. The terms of the occupation and use of land by the then Mainline Freight were to he the subject of further detailed negotiations on lease terms and other issues between the company and London & Continental Railways.