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Ferries: Isles of Scilly

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL3919, tabled on 10 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement of a £48 million award to the Council of the Isles of Scilly for passenger and freight vessels, what assurances, if any, have been made by the Council to the Government on (1) the operating timetables for the vessels, (2) the passenger fares, and (3) freight charges; and what remedies are available if any such assurances are not achieved.

Answered on

22 November 2021

The Council of the Isles of Scilly submitted a full application which included an Options Assessment Report. The Department for Transport reviewed these documents through a detailed assessment process. The process was set out in full in the Fund’s Technical and Explanatory Notes published on GOV.UK. Officials from the Department for Transport will be writing to the Council of the Isles of Scilly to discuss further business case requirements, as set out in the Fund’s technical note and FAQs published on GOV.UK.