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Channel Ferries: Ostend

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL12824, tabled on 15 January 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Port of Ostend about any frontier control requirements for operating post-Brexit ferry services from that port; and what commitment, if any, they have made to funding any such requirements.

Answered on

28 January 2019

Ostend does not have juxtaposed border controls, so there are no UK frontier controls in operation there. However, Border Force has engaged in a series of discussions with the Port of Ostend and with Belgian authorities about facilities required for the reinstatement of a ferry service.