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.
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
Sedlescombe Road North
St Leonards on Sea
Please see attached a response to your Freedom of Information request,
received 13 February 2019.
[IMG] Isabella Craig
Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 4DR
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