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Seabed Rentals

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 26th November 2002.

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Photo of Pete Wishart Pete Wishart Opposition Whip (Commons), Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport), Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Shadow Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what annual rental charges are paid to the Crown Estate for seabed rentals for ferry piers, ports and harbours operated by (a) Caledonian MacBrayne, (b) Shetland Islands Council, (c) Orkney Islands Council, (d) Lerwick Port Authority, (e) Scrabster Harbour Trust, (f) Ullapool Harbour Trustees, (g) Stornoway Pier and Harbour Commission, (h) Argyll and Bute Council, (i) Mallaig Harbour Authority, (j) Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, (k) Clydeport and (l) Aberdeen Harbour Board.

Photo of Ruth Kelly Ruth Kelly Financial Secretary, HM Treasury

Holding answer 19 November 2002

The Crown Estate cannot release figures relating to commercial leases without the prior consent of the Lessee. Consent is being sought and I will write to the hon. Member.

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