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Seaborne Freight

Department for Transport written question – answered on 15th January 2019.

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Photo of Lord Myners Lord Myners Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government who were the external advisers appointed to conduct due diligence on Seabourne Freight and that company’s owners and management in advance of the Government entering into a contract with that firm; what was the scope of that work; and how much was paid in fees for such work.

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The advisers concerned are Slaughter & May (legal advice), Deloitte UK (financial advice) and Mott MacDonald (technical assurance). The contracts remain live, so it is not yet possible to determine the total of fees paid.

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