Freight

Department for Transport written question – answered on 7th October 2019.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Duchy of Lancaster)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the (a) cost to the public purse of and (b) length of time required for Government-secured freight capacity in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The framework will be in place for four years, and has a maximum value of £300 million over that timeframe, of which up to £150 million will be available to secure freight capacity for EU Exit preparedness.

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