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 Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Secretary of State for Transport 1:43 pm, 5th March 2019

I have to say that the management of the Port of Dover have been exemplary for the last few weeks in co-operating with us, not only over this but in preparations for no deal. They rightly judged that it was not in their corporate reputational benefit to try to block the delivery of drugs to the NHS in a post-Brexit world. I am disappointed that not everyone took the same view.