Freeports: Scotland

Treasury written question – answered on 25th October 2021.

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Photo of David Duguid David Duguid Conservative, Banff and Buchan

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he plans to accept bids for a freeport in the northeast of Scotland.

Photo of Simon Clarke Simon Clarke The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Freeports will be national hubs for trade, innovation and commerce, regenerating communities across the UK attracting new businesses, spreading jobs, investment and opportunity to towns and cities up and down the country.

We remain committed to establishing at least one Freeport in Scotland and specific locations will be chosen in a fair, open and transparent allocation process.

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