Foyle Port

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 27th February 2020.

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Photo of Colum Eastwood Colum Eastwood Social Democratic and Labour Party, Foyle

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what scoping exercises his Department has commissioned on the potential for Foyle port to become a free port.

Photo of Robin Walker Robin Walker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland, The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

The Government consultation on Freeports was launched on 10 February 2020 and runs for ten weeks.

The Government wants all the nations of the UK to be able to share in the benefits of Freeports. As such, the Government is committed to working with all the Devolved Administrations to develop a Freeport policy that works for Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, as well as England.

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