To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government has responded to the letter of 1 October 2020 from the Chairs of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Resilience Forum; and if he will make a statement.
28 October 2020
Department for Transport (DfT) officials are in regular contact with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Resilience Forum (LRF) and have been working closely with HM Treasury to consider the funding issues raised by Hampshire and other LRFs. On 21 October HM Treasury approved funding for a small number of LRFs with high volume EU facing Roll-on Roll-off ports within their jurisdiction, including for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight LRF. DfT will write to affected LRFs to confirm details shortly.