Maritime Industry - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 12:28 pm on 17th September 2020.

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Photo of Lord Berkeley Lord Berkeley Labour 12:28 pm, 17th September 2020

My Lords, the Minister mentioned that we should wait until the comprehensive spending review to see how much research money would go into this sector, but could he confirm that funding is going into the research and development of low-carbon ferries, which are very important in this country? Will the Government also support the construction of such a ferry at the recently rescued high-tech Appledore Shipyard for the Isles of Scilly to Penzance route, which would then replace the 43 year-old “Scillonian III”?