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Ports: Economic Growth

Transport written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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Photo of Iain Wright Iain Wright Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the importance of sea port capacity for economic growth potential.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

The Government consider sea port capacity to be vitally important in facilitating growth in an island economy which has limited alternatives available to the use of sea transport for the movement of freight and bulk commodities. This is reflected in the National Policy Statement for Ports, which is currently before Parliament.

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