Freight by Water

Transport written question – answered on 14th January 2010.

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Photo of Bob Laxton Bob Laxton Labour, Derby North

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much funding his Department has provided to Freight by Water in each year since 1993; and how much it plans to provide in 2010-11.

Photo of Paul Clark Paul Clark Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

Since it was established in 2003, the following sums have been provided to Freight by Water (and its predecessor Sea and Water) as start-up funding and in order to establish the organisation as the UK's Short Sea Shipping Promotion Centre.

Financial year Support
2003-04 120,000
2004-05 120,000
2005-06 120,000
2006-07 120,000
2007-08 120,000
2008-09 120,000
2009-10 80,000

The Department for Transport has undertaken to provide a further £50,000 in 2010-11. In line with the position for other established freight trade bodies, no funding is planned beyond 2010-11.

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