Dear Department for Transport,

Can you share following information regarding awarding contract to Seaborne Freight:

Q1: How many ferries did they have at the time when contract was awarded?

Q2: How much financial capital did Seaborne Freight have at the time when contract was awarded?

Q3: How many orders have Seaborne Freight already placed with other companies for the purchase of ferries at the time when contract was awarded?

Q4: How much public money has been spent on Seaborne Freight due to Brexit preparations? A reasonable estimate (with breakdown and assumptions) will be acceptable.

Q5: Can you share memo/email or any other written information to confirm that Secretary of State (Chris Grayling) was aware of the number of ferries that Seaborne Freight had at the time when contract was awarded?

If any questions is outside Freedom of Information Act, then please continue to provide other answers.

Yours faithfully,

John Williams

Department for Transport

Dear John,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for information which
has been allocated reference number P0017120.

A response will be issued to you in due course.


Department for Transport
FOI Advice Team
Digital Service
Zone D/04
Ashdown House
Sedlescombe Road North
St Leonards on Sea
East Sussex
TN37 7GA

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Isabella Craig, Department for Transport

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Dear John,


Please see attached a response to your Freedom of Information request,
received 13 February 2019.


Kind regards,





[1][IMG]          Isabella Craig 
Maritime Directorate

Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 4DR  
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