Free Zones: Tees Valley

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 27th April 2021.

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Photo of Andy McDonald Andy McDonald Shadow Secretary of State for Employment Rights

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what support officials in her Department have provided to the Tees Valley Mayor in discussions with investors on the takeover of PD Ports’ facilities in the Tees Freeport.

Photo of Andy McDonald Andy McDonald Shadow Secretary of State for Employment Rights

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what role (a) she and (b) her officials have played in discussions on the acquisition of PD Ports by the Mudabala Investment Company of Abu Dhabi.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

My Department has dedicated teams of Civil Servants across the UK including sector specialists and industry experts who work closely with Mayors and Local Enterprise Partnerships to help them define commercial investment opportunities which we showcase to potential investors through our global networks.

The Government does not comment on commercial transactions by independent parties.

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