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Free Ports

Volume 35: debated on Monday 17 January 1983

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list those places which are being considered for the establishment of free ports.

The task of the working group set up by the Government to examine the free ports concept is to study in principle whether the establishment of such facilities would be beneficial to industry and commerce in the United Kingdom. It would be premature at this stage to consider individual locations.