§ 21. Mr. Neil Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment his Department has made of the implications for his Department's areas of responsibility of a fixed Channel link.
§ Mr. Waddington
The Department has been closely involved in the assessment of proposals for the construction and operation of a Channel fixed link. This enabled matters within my right hon. Friend's area of responsibility to be taken properly into account in reaching the decision which was announced on Monday.