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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:41 pm on 8th January 2019.

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Photo of Chris Leslie Chris Leslie Labour/Co-operative, Nottingham East 1:41 pm, 8th January 2019

If this contract fails, our country will have even greater problems with the continuity of trade, so it will be the public who pay the price—it will not be just the central contractor that loses money.

I seek a bit of accountability from the Secretary of State. The front page of today’s Financial Times says that the Department for Transport commissioned a study showing that just an extra 70 seconds of analysis or discussion of each truck crossing the channel could lead to a six-day queue for vehicles getting on a ferry. Has he seen that study? Is the study accurate, and will he publish it now?