HC Deb 11 June 2002 vol 386 c1134W
Miss McIntosh

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will make a statement on the arrangements to secure rail freight through the channel tunnel; and who will pay for them. [59069]

Mr. Jamieson

I have been asked to reply.

It is for the French railway industry and public authorities to ensure that rail freight through the channel tunnel is not disrupted by incursions into the Frethun freight yard. SNCF has just announced investment of euro 7.5 million to improve physical security measures at Frethun. I understand that this will be funded by Reseau Ferre de France.