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Minister forced to defend cost of Liverpool scheme again

MHK's question what DoI knew about new SPC vessel

The Infrastructure Minister has had to, once again, defend his department over the cost of the Liverpool terminal scheme.

Implications of Covid-19 have already added £5 million to the project.

Protecting the quay wall at Prince's Dock, against the Steam Packet's new vessel's powerful bow thrusters, will also add to the increased costs.

Tim Baker was pushed in the House of Keys this morning, by Ramsey MHK Lawrie Hooper and Onchan MHK Julie Edge, over whether or not his department was aware the new purchase would hit the public pocket:

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