§ Mr. Alex Carlile
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to make it illegal for toxic loads to be transported through toll tunnels; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Key
None. A list of restrictions is published and applied by companies operating as British Toll Tunnels under relevant tunnel byelaws. These restrictions are based on the UN recommendations on the transport of dangerous goods. Taken together with appropriate tunnel manage-ment systems, they ensure that any risks in transporting dangerous goods are kept to a minimum and such tunnels have operated safely for many years.