Date lodged: 1 October 2018
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on when it expects to introduce a Road Equivalent Tariff scheme on ferry routes serving Orkney.
Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 23 October 2018
I will update Parliament in due course once there is more clarity on the way forward.
The Scottish Government remains committed to pursuing all avenues to deliver Road Equivalent Tariff for Orkney and Shetland.
As the member is aware, through our precise discussions, an official complaint has been made to the European Commission. The Commission has requested further information to which we have responded to and we are fully engaging with them to establish the next steps in the process.