Written Question – HM Treasury [06/07/2018]

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that waiting times at UK ports do not increase as a result of the UK leaving the EU. (906285)

Tabled on: 02 July 2018

This question was grouped with the following question(s) for answer:

  1. To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to prepare UK ports for when the UK leaves the EU. (906278) Tabled on: 02 July 2018

Answer: Mel Stride:

The Government recognises the importance of trade fluidity through the UK’s key ports to the country’s economy, and is committed to ensuring that trade is as frictionless as possible through those locations after we leave the EU.

The cross-government Border Delivery Group are engaging with authorities, port users and operators domestically and at key EU ports to understand what the synergies and constraints are in different locations, and to discuss how to ensure locations are operationally ready to meet with Government requirements when the UK leaves the EU.

The answer was submitted on 05 Jul 2018 at 13:43.

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