Dover Port: Road Traffic

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 21 January 2019.

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Photo of David Davies David Davies Chair, Welsh Affairs Committee, Chair, Welsh Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of traffic using the Port of Dover is commercial through traffic from the Republic of Ireland.

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

Information on the origin and route taken by vehicles using UK ferry ports is not held by the Department for Transport.

Data for 2017 indicates that 1.25 million powered Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) travelled from the Port of Dover to Europe on roll-on roll-off ferries, of which 1% (15,000) were registered to the Republic of Ireland.

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