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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-14623: David Stewart (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 14 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on mandating the purchase of the Hamnavoe, Hjaltland and Hrossey ferries by Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited from Northern Isles Ferries Limited, and how much this would cost.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 6 March 2018

The Scottish Government and Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited are currently negotiating the terms for the purchase of the MV Hamnavoe, the MV Hjaltland and the MV Hrossey with the Royal Bank of Scotland.

The terms for purchasing the MV Hamnavoe, the MV Hjaltland and the MV Hrossey are commercially sensitive and release of this information would be in breach of the confidentiality agreements with the Royal Bank of Scotland.