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Written Answers — Department for Transport: Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Staff (14 Nov 2018)

Chris Grayling: There will be no additional members of staff employed by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency as a result of work relating to European Conference of Ministers of Transport permit applications.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Ports: Flags (12 Nov 2018)

Chris Grayling: The UK will continue to offer a quality and attractive flag for shipping companies and we expect to see the Red Ensign flying not only in UK ports but around the world.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Large Goods Vehicles: Licensing (12 Nov 2018)

Chris Grayling: The UK is seeking reciprocal arrangements on road haulage in our negotiations with the EU and we are confident of reaching a good deal which works for this key sector. Through the Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Act and subsequent regulations, the Government is prepared for the range of possible outcomes, including the unlikely possibility of a no-deal outcome. The work the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Department for Transport: Brexit (8 Nov 2018)

Chris Grayling: The Department for Transport has spent a total of £54,282 on external consultancy work relating to the UK leaving the EU since July 2016.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Shipping (7 Nov 2018)

Chris Grayling: Inter-Ministerial Group meetings have not included, and would not normally include, such attendance. Officials meet with shipping companies on a regular basis.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Ferries: EU Countries (6 Nov 2018)

Chris Grayling: We want and expect to see cross-Channel trade continue to move as freely as possible but it is right that we also consider a range of contingency plans to deal with any disruption. It would be premature, at this stage, to rule out any possible mechanism.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Department for Transport: Brexit (6 Nov 2018)

Chris Grayling: DfT is directly responsible for 17 work streams relating to the UK’s exit from the EU and works with other Government Departments as required to ensure their success. In the most recent reporting submission to DExEU, all 17 of the negotiated and 15 of the contingency work streams are on track to be delivered on time.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Ferries: EU Countries (6 Nov 2018)

Chris Grayling: The information requested is not held by the department.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Ferries: Calais (6 Nov 2018)

Chris Grayling: I have made no such estimate or assessment.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Ferries (6 Nov 2018)

Chris Grayling: Capacity in the international roll-on roll-off commercial ferry market, particularly in relation to ferries capable of operating North Sea routes at short notice, is relatively limited. This is one of the reasons why we are preparing various contingencies in the unlikely event of a no-deal scenario.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Ferries: Freight (6 Nov 2018)

Chris Grayling: The proportion of total tonnage handled by UK major ports in each year from 2010 to 2017 that was roll-on roll-off freight is displayed in the table below: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Roll-on Roll-off freight as a proportion of tonnage handled at all UK major ports 19% 19% 19% 19% 20% 21% 23% 23% Source: Table PORT0201 available here...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Ferries: Freight (6 Nov 2018)

Chris Grayling: To verify an exhaustive listing of such ports would entail disproportionate cost. However, in 2017 the following UK ports handled substantial volumes of ro-ro ferry units, including domestic traffic: Dover Grimsby & Immingham Liverpool Holyhead Belfast London Harwich Heysham Felixstowe Portsmouth Cairnryan Larne Loch Ryan Hull Teesport Warrenpoint ...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Ferries (6 Nov 2018)

Chris Grayling: My Department and its predecessor departments have not chartered a commercial ro-ro ferry on the international market in recent times.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Ferries: Registration (6 Nov 2018)

Chris Grayling: The number of merchant roll-on-roll off ferries that are currently registered on Red Ensign Group shipping registers is 120; there are 112 on the United Kingdom register, five on the Isle of Man register and one each on the registers of Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Ferries: Ownership (6 Nov 2018)

Chris Grayling: I have made no such estimate of the number of merchant roll-on roll-off ferries in the international shipping industry that are owned by UK shipowners.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Transport: Infrastructure (30 Oct 2018)

Chris Grayling: The Government expects to reach a deal with the EU which will avoid any such eventuality. But as a responsible Government we have to consider all eventualities, and are working to ensure that, should no deal be achieved, additional UK customs checks do not take place at the frontier, and so do not result in disruption to surrounding transport infrastructure. The possibility, that checks...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Food: Transport (22 Oct 2018)

Chris Grayling: My Department has discussed this issue with officials in the Northern Ireland Office and Northern Ireland Government officials and I am aware of the short time margins that perishable food is transported under. We are committed to securing an agreement that works for the entire United Kingdom - for Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and all parts of England. An agreement that works for the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Driving: Licensing (22 Oct 2018)

Chris Grayling: From 1 February 2019, International Driving Permits will be issued by 2,500 Post Office branches using existing Post Office staff. While staffing levels are a matter for Post Office Ltd, we do not believe there will be a need to recruit further staff to offer the enhanced service.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Driving: Licensing (22 Oct 2018)

Chris Grayling: a) The government is confident of securing a comprehensive deal to ensure the continued recognition of our driving licences in the EU. Work that has been done estimating the likely impact, indicates that up to 0.5m International Driving Permits (IDPs) may need to be issued in most outcome scenarios. b) Each IDP will cost £5.50, a fee which has not increased since 2004. For complete...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Driving: Licensing (15 Oct 2018)

Chris Grayling: While the UK is still a member of the EU, the same rules apply and UK licences continue to be recognised by all Member States. We will be seeking to negotiate a comprehensive agreement with the EU to cover the continued recognition and exchange of UK licences after exit so that UK licence holders are not required to carry additional documentation. In the absence of this we will be seeking...


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