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Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL363, tabled on 19 May 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 18 May that "the EU will not accept greater amounts of cabotage" (HL Deb col 447), what is the basis for those remarks.

Answered on

25 May 2022

During negotiations on the UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement, the UK requested special arrangements, including cabotage easements, for the specialist events haulage sector, which includes UK-based performing arts organisations touring in the EU, but the EU did not agree to this.