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20Jan94 UK: GOVERNMENT PLAYS DOWN CHANNEL TUNNEL TAX SPEND.

The Government is playing down rumours that an extra £1.5 billion of taxpayers' money will be pumped into the Channel Tunnel high-speed link.Transport secretary John MacGregor dismissed the rumours as 'speculation' and the promise of extra cash seems unlikely as the project has already been given the revenue stream from BR's European Passenger Services, which begins operating between Waterloo and France in June.Public transport minister Roger Freeman said last month that additional ...

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