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Ferries: Lymington

Volume 464: debated on Monday 8 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations she has received on the environmental impact of plans to increase the water displacement of ferries between Lymington and Yarmouth; and if she will make a statement. (156383)

The Department's Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has received one written representation from a private individual on this subject which included environmental impact concerns. The MCA would expect Wightlink to take these concerns into consideration in its plans for the replacement of the existing vessels. The MCA's primary concern will be the safety of the new vessels and of other users of the waters in which the vessels will be operating.