§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if the Government have any independent forecasts of traffic in order to validate their assessment of the effects of the Channel tunnel.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
As part of its assessment of the four competing Channel fixed link schemes, the Government carried out independent appraisals of the promoters' traffic forecasts. These are not to be published, for the reasons set out in the Government White Paper, Cmnd. 9735.