Eurotunnel: Payment

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:45 pm on 4th March 2019.

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Photo of Andy McDonald Andy McDonald Shadow Secretary of State for Transport 5:45 pm, 4th March 2019

On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I seek your guidance. This is now the second time that I have tabled an urgent question asking the Transport Secretary to come to the House and respond. We are told that he is busy—presumably pouring more money down the drain. Should he not be here, and what can you do to secure his attendance?

While we are at it, will the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care come to the Dispatch Box and explain that he has inadvertently misled the House by saying that this has nothing to do with Seaborne Freight? It has everything to do with that contract. That was the reason Eurotunnel took the Government to court in the first place. He must put the record straight.