There have been cross-party calls for the resignation of Chris Grayling, the Secretary of State for Transport, following the collapse of a contract with Seaborne Freight. Grayling rejected concerns about the status of the contract which has now been cancelled.
Andy McDonald, the Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, said in a letter to Grayling:
“I was not alone in being astonished that you awarded a £14 million contract to a company with no money, no ships, no track record, no employees, no ports, one telephone line, and no working website or sailing schedule.”
Anna Soubry, the Conservative MP for Broxtowe, said:
“Grayling has no grip on the very serious nature of his job. The prime minister should also be considering whether there is not someone else who could do the job better.”