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NEWHAVEN PORT AND FERRY SERVICE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1694: tabled on 26 October 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 25 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes with grave concern that P&O/Stena may withdraw the ferry service between Newhaven and Dieppe; believes this link is vital for the economy not just of Newhaven but of a much wider area including Brighton; notes that port owners Sea Containers have failed to do anything in the last 10 years other than have the port tick over, which in turn has put the ferry operation in jeopardy; nevertheless believes that Newhaven port and its ferry service can be successful commercially; calls on Sea Containers to commit themselves at least to the deepening of the existing deep-water harbour; and calls on the Government to apply pressure to the company to achieve this, and to help secure EU funding to facilitate this.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.