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Channel Tunnel Rail Link

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 3rd June 1998.

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Photo of Mr John Wilkinson Mr John Wilkinson Conservative, Ruislip - Northwood 3:31 pm, 3rd June 1998

I welcome the commitment of the Government to seek an extension to St. Pancras, which I am sure my constituents in north-west London and people in the north of England welcome. Regarding Heathrow, the high-speed rail link is especially imaginative—for all the reasons the Deputy Prime Minister described—but will its commercial viability be contingent upon the construction of the fifth terminal at the airport?