Channel Ferries: Ostend

Department for Transport written question – answered on 28th January 2019.

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Photo of Lord Berkeley Lord Berkeley Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Port of Ostend about any frontier control requirements for operating post-Brexit ferry services from that port; and what commitment, if any, they have made to funding any such requirements.

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

Ostend does not have juxtaposed border controls, so there are no UK frontier controls in operation there. However, Border Force has engaged in a series of discussions with the Port of Ostend and with Belgian authorities about facilities required for the reinstatement of a ferry service.

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