HC Deb 09 March 2004 vol 418 c1413W
Mr. Paul Marsden

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost of the minimum usage charge paid to Eurotunnel was in each year since its inception. [154911]

Mr. McNulty

The total annual payment by the railways is published annually in Eurotunnel's accounts, which are available from the company. The figures include a contribution towards operating expenditure, variable toll elements, and the additional contribution needed to achieve the Minimum Usage Charge. The precise composition of the payments is a commercial matter for the companies concerned.