Transport: Isles of Scilly

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 16 June 2020.

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Photo of Lord Patten Lord Patten Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to develop the (1) availability, and (2) regularity, of transport links between mainland UK and the Isles of Scilly.

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

On Friday 24 April, the Government announced up to £10.5 million for lifeline ferry and freight services to the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight as part of a multimillion pound support package to safeguard the transport links which provide essential lifeline services to the islands.

The Department is engaging with local stakeholders, including the local transport board, to maintain the transport links throughout this current period and beyond which are normally provided commercially by profit-making operators.

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