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Committee visits Port of Holyhead to examine future impact of Brexit

25 January 2019

To inform its inquiry on the implications of Brexit for Welsh trade, the Welsh Affairs Committee will visit the Port of Holyhead – one of the UK's largest passenger and freight ports – on Monday 28 January.

For its trade and customs inquiry, the Welsh Affairs Committee has already taken evidence from trade policy experts, and representatives from the freight and road haulage industries. The Committee has heard concerns that “roll-on, roll-off” supply chains which facilitate freight movements from one side of the Irish Sea to the other, could experience friction after the UK leaves the EU.

The Committee will meet with port staff to discuss the potential impact of Brexit on passenger and commercial services operating through Holyhead, how the port authority is preparing for Brexit including contingency planning for ‘no deal', and how Brexit might affect Holyhead's contribution to the local economy.

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