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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-17671: Colin Smyth (South Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 12 July 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has requested details of the annual number of passengers and vehicles carried by Pentland Ferries on the Gills Bay to St Margaret’s Hope route in each of the last five years for which there are records.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 1 August 2018

In developing the proposed mechanism to deliver reduced passenger and car fares on ferry services to Orkney and Shetland, there have been a number of discussions between Scottish Ministers, Transport Scotland officials and Pentland Ferries. This included requesting details of past annual passenger and vehicle carryings on a commercially confidential basis.