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Freight by Water

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 14 January 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much funding his Department has provided to Freight by Water in each year since 1993; and how much it plans to provide in 2010-11. (310573)

Since it was established in 2003, the following sums have been provided to Freight by Water (and its predecessor Sea and Water) as start-up funding and in order to establish the organisation as the UK’s Short Sea Shipping Promotion Centre.

Financial year

Support

2003-04

120,000

2004-05

120,000

2005-06

120,000

2006-07

120,000

2007-08

120,000

2008-09

120,000

2009-10

80,000

The Department for Transport has undertaken to provide a further £50,000 in 2010-11. In line with the position for other established freight trade bodies, no funding is planned beyond 2010-11.