§ Ms. Walley
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will give details of any discussions he or his Department have had with Sealink Stenna concerning the future of its ferry operations; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. McLoughlin
We are keeping ourselves informed about developments within the Sealink Stenna cross-channel ferry operation. Decisions relating to the future of the services concerned are however a commercial matter for the company's management alone.