Orders of the Day — European Investment Fund

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:13 pm on 29th November 1993.

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Photo of Mr David Shaw Mr David Shaw , Dover 10:13 pm, 29th November 1993

On the key issue of subsidising the channel tunnel, my hon. Friend the Minister will be aware that section 42 of the Channel Tunnel Act 1987 prohibits the British Government from subsidising or financially supporting the tunnel with public funds. Will my hon. Friend confirm that nothing in the order is inconsistent with the 1987 provision or will allow Europe to do that which the British Government cannot do?