Ports: Finance

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office written question – answered on 8th September 2020.

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Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Engagement

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to set out how the £705 million of funding for ports will be allocated by (a) region and (b) port.

Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Engagement

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the statement on page 133 of the Border Operating Model, published 13 July 2020, that there could be significant queues and delays on the roads approaching ports in the UK if a high volume of HGVs do not have the correct documentation, what assessment he has made of the potential (a) scale and (b) economic effect of those queues or delays.

Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Engagement

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the statement on page 133 of the Border Operating Model, published 13 July 2020, that there could be significant queues and delays on the roads approaching ports in the UK if a high volume of HGVs do not have the correct documentation, if he will publish any research undertaken on the potential scale of those queues and delays.

Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Engagement

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the statement on page 133 of the Border Operating Model, published 13 July 2020, that there could be significant queues and delays on the roads approaching ports in the UK if a high volume of HGVs do not have the correct documentation, what recent assessment he has made of the risk of significant delays at Dover in (a) January 2021 and (b) July 2021.

Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Engagement

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Operation Brock traffic management plans for the end of the Transition Period on page 134 of the Border Operating Model, published 13 July 2020, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the operation on traffic in the surrounding areas.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt Paymaster General

On 13 July, the Government published the Border Operating Model, which details the approach to UK border controls after the end of the Transition Period. As my Rt Hon Friend, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster set out in his statement of 13 July, the Government will provide a breakdown of spend on ports by region and by port in due course. Further to the answer given on 1 September (UIN78765), the Government continues to review proportionate contingency plans for potential disruption and works with the Kent Resilience Forum to revise traffic management contingency plans, to deal with the potential congestion. Future announcements will be made in the usual way.

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