§ Lord Stoddart of Swindon
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether, since ammonium nitrate can be easily converted to explosive material, they have had discussions with the operators of the Channel Tunnel on the desirability of transporting this chemical through the tunnel and the safeguards under which it is transported.
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Transport (Viscount Goschen)
Carriage of dangerous goods through the Channel Tunnel must comply with the Regulations Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail and the European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (RID/ADR). Only simple fertilisers based on ammonium nitrate which conform to EC directive 80/876 as amended are permitted for carriage. These are not classified as explosive substances under the international regulations.