No Offer Brexit intends allow for 3,000 lorries loaded with medicines and also medical tools a week to be shuttled into UK

The Government has signed a 86.6m deal with Brittany Ferries, DFDS, P&O and Stena Line as it prepares for No Deal Brexit

UP TO 3,000 lorries full of drugs and medical equipment will be transported into Britain every week under No Deal Brexit plans revealed yesterday.

The Government has signed contracts with four ferry companies to ensure the life-saving medicine can get in.

The deal worth 86.6million was agreed with Brittany Ferries, DFDS, P&O and Stena Line.

Official forecasts have warned that Channel ports could be hit by months of delays if there is a No Deal.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: The UK is getting ready to leave the EU on October 31 and, like any sensible government, we are preparing for all outcomes.

Our decisive action means freight operators will be ready and waiting to transport vital medicines into the country from the moment we leave.

The ferries will be able to bring lorries carrying goods over from Europe across 13 routes for six months after October 31.

They will travel to Teesport, Hull, Killingholme, Felixstowe, Harwich, Tilbury, Portsmouth and Poole from Cherbourg, Caen, Le Havre, Zeebrugge, Hook of Holland, Rotterdam, Europort, Vlaardingen.

If Britain gets a deal, then it will cost taxpayers 11.5million to tear up the contracts.


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