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Freight

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of (a) the amount (i) weight and (ii) value of freight entering the country in ports south of Birmingham with eventual destinations in the north of England and (b) the number of lorry miles transporting such freight. (113600)

In 2005, 109 million tonnes of goods on foreign routes entered ports in the south of England between Boston and Sharpness. Information is not available on the value of these goods, their destination, or the number of lorry miles travelled.

Source:

Port freight statistics collected by DfT