The way 800 loyal and experienced workers were treated by P&O Ferries was shameful and utterly unacceptable. We continue to hold them to account.
The Department for Transport has previously conducted a thorough review of ongoing government contracts with P&O Ferries, and one ongoing contract between the Home Office and P&O Ferries was terminated at our request. We cannot rule out the possibility of Departments procuring P&O Ferries’ services through, for instance, internal commercial booking agents for official business on an ad-hoc basis.
If any publicly funded ongoing contract were to emerge which has not been identified through this process, then we would take appropriate action.