§ Mrs. Dunwoody
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will instigate a programme of regional customs clearance warehouses to provide direct freight facilities in conjunction with the completion of the fixed Channel link.
§ Mr. Brooke
There is already a national network of inland customs clearance facilities. Her Majesty's Customs and Excise, in consultation with British Rail and other trade interests, is studying the question of how best to facilitate traffic generated by the Channel fixed link. The provision of further inland clearance facilities will be considered in this context.