Ramsgate Port: Channel Ferries

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

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Photo of Jo Stevens Jo Stevens Labour, Cardiff Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to ensure that the (a) tendering process, (b) contract and (c) funding for the re-opening of the Ostend to Ramsgate ferry route complies with (i) the Concession Agreement with Eurotunnel, (ii) state aid rules and (iii) competition law; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

In the Government's view, the contracts do not breach the concession agreement with Eurotunnel. Obligations under competition and state aid law were taken into account as part of the contractual process.

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