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Details of subsidies/grants for infrastructure improvements to ferry services in 2018 : FOI release

Published: 10 Jan 2019

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
10 Jan 2019
Details of subsidies/grants for infrastructure improvements to ferry services in 2018 : FOI release

FOI reference: FOI/17/02674  
Date received: 7 November 2017
Date responded: 19 April 2018

Information requested

The total annual spending on ferries 2017/18 and 2018 from 2018-date.

The total subsidy expenditure on ferries 2017/18 and 2018-date.

Response

In accordance with Transport (Scotland) Act 2001 (Section 70) (4) payments in respect of subsidies for ferry services and grants for infrastructure improvements are made by Transport Scotland.  Transport Scotland publish a report annually which details such payments. For your information, I detail the internet link to the most recent publication which includes the total annual spending on ferries from the start of the Financial Year, 1 April 2018, to 23 November 2018:-

Publication can be accessed via the following link:-

https://www.transport.gov.scot/publication/transport-scotland-section-70-return-2017-18/

I can advise that the total annual spend on ferries from 1 April 2018 to 23 November 2018 is £122,925m.

In addition, the total subsidy (i.e. grants paid to ferry operators) on ferries from 1 April 2018 to 23 November 2018 is £114,301m.

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