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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons on 14th February 2019.

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Photo of Richard Burden Richard Burden Labour, Birmingham, Northfield

After awarding the contract to Seaborne Freight, the Secretary of State boasted to the House that he was backing a British start-up. I tabled a written question to his Department asking whether it was his working assumption that any ships operated by Seaborne would operate under the British flag. Why were his Ministers, in the answer I received on 14 January, unable to give a straight yes or no answer?