HC Deb 21 May 2002 vol 386 c226W
Mr. Gale

To ask the Prime Minister if he will have discussions with France on their adherence to the European treaties that require the free movement of goods between member countries of the European Union; and if he will make a statement. [57599]

The Prime Minister

Government Ministers, including myself, have made representations to France on the problems affecting the free movement of goods through the channel tunnel. We remain in close contact with the French Government about the action that is required to enable normal rail freight to resume.

The Commission has also invoked the Free Movement of Goods Regulation in this case and we are following this closely.