§ 28. Andy Burnham
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his French counterpart about the importance of keeping the channel tunnel open to freight services. 
§ Peter Hain
We have been meeting intensively with the French at ministerial and senior official level in recent months with the aim of resolving these issues and are continuing these discussions with the new French Government. I spoke to the French Ambassador on 8 May to reinforce our concerns.