Today the Shipping Minister Stephen Hammond visited the Port of Dover. I joined him as he looked around the Port on his first visit here since becoming Ports Minister.
He met DHB officials to see how the Port is operated. There was also discussion about the future of the Port – so important with the news that the Government have decided not to approve a sell off.
Key for me is regeneration. The port has barely changed in 50 years. It's now a decade since the District Council first talked about demolishing Burlington House. Too often there is a record of non delivery. This is not good enough. If quangos and local authorities do not deliver we should not be afraid to look elsewhere to who can deliver the change we need.
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