EU Exit Preparations: Ferry Contracts

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:43 pm on 5th March 2019.

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Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois Conservative, Rayleigh and Wickford 1:43 pm, 5th March 2019

It is right that Government did indeed step up their no-deal preparations, as my right hon. Friend has quite rightly told the House, but one of the points of debate has been the speed at which the Chancellor of the Exchequer has been prepared to release funding to individual Departments to facilitate those preparations. Does my right hon. Friend think it would be helpful in future if the Chancellor were to lean forward a bit more to ensure that all preparations are fully funded in good time?