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Free Zones: Aberdeen

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 27th January 2020.

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Photo of Stephen Flynn Stephen Flynn Shadow SNP Deputy Spokesperson (Treasury - Financial Secretary)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans the Government has to create a free port in Aberdeen.

Photo of Stephen Flynn Stephen Flynn Shadow SNP Deputy Spokesperson (Treasury - Financial Secretary)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether an economic impact assessment has been undertaken on a potential free port in Aberdeen.

Photo of Stephen Flynn Stephen Flynn Shadow SNP Deputy Spokesperson (Treasury - Financial Secretary)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when her Department last met with the Aberdeen Harbour Board to discuss a potential free port in Aberdeen.

Photo of Stephen Flynn Stephen Flynn Shadow SNP Deputy Spokesperson (Treasury - Financial Secretary)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what additional infrastructure would be necessary to support a free port in Aberdeen.

Photo of Stephen Flynn Stephen Flynn Shadow SNP Deputy Spokesperson (Treasury - Financial Secretary)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government will fund all additional infrastructure required to facilitate a potential free port in Aberdeen.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)

The Government is working to ensure that we produce an ambitious and attractive Freeport offer that achieves the Prime Minister’s aim of levelling up our regions and attracting business investment across the whole of the UK. In doing so the Government is working with the Devolved Administrations, including the Scottish Government.

Specific locations for Freeports will be chosen through a fair and transparent process. Details will be announced in due course.

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