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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-25more like thismore than 2018-10-25
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Department for Transport more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Transport: Infrastructure remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that local authorities which have major ports have undertaken risk assessments of the potential effect of additional customs checks on the surrounding transport infrastructure after the UK leaves the EU; and what steps he is taking to ensure that those local authorities are developing plans to avoid or reduce possible disruption. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 183828 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-30more like thismore than 2018-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The Government expects to reach a deal with the EU which will avoid any such eventuality. But as a responsible Government we have to consider all eventualities, and are working to ensure that, should no deal be achieved, additional UK customs checks do not take place at the frontier, and so do not result in disruption to surrounding transport infrastructure. The possibility, that checks required by the EU in Member States might have such an effect, is being considered where appropriate by Local Resilience Fora (LRFs), with the ports themselves closely involved; and by the Devolved Administrations in relation to ports in their territories.</p><p>Specifically in relation to the short Strait crossings from Dover and through the Channel Tunnel, we announced in May the development of Operation Brock which, in the event of serious disruption to those routes from whatever cause, will ensure that the M20 will be kept open and traffic will continue to flow in both directions. Operation Brock consists of three phases, a contraflow queuing system on the M20, a holding areas at Manston Airport and, if necessary, a holding area on the M26. The Department is working closely with the Kent Resilience Form, the Port of Dover, Eurotunnel and other associated bodies. The contraflow queuing system on the M20 will cost about £30 million to build and operate and would be used for all disruption events including those seen in 2015. The works required for the M26 are within the region of £5 million.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Epsom and Ewell more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Grayling more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 183831 more like this
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less than 2018-10-30T13:27:01.853Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-30T13:27:01.853Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Grayling more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake remove filter