Local Lib Dems have raised concerns about how prepared the ports in Hull are for Brexit customs and border changes. Linda Chambers, who is on the Hull and Goole Port Health Authority spoke out after receiving a briefing on the preparations.
She has raised concerns whether the staffing will be in place and sufficiently trained in time for Brexit at the start of the New Year.
Cllr Linda Chambers stated:
"The Government have been so slow to release Brexit port funding to Hull.
"Necessary staff recruitment will likely prove difficult, as every port is in the same boat and hiring additional staff to manage the changes of Brexit to customs and borders.
"From what I've seen of the reports, it seems that they will need to double the current staffing levels, perhaps even treble them to achieve a port that can function properly post-Brexit.
"The recruitment process has only just started and we are just days away now to Brexit and that is because the Government have been so slow to act.
"It is disgraceful how disorganised the Government are; they still don't know what they are doing and are making it up as they go along.
"Hull deserves better than this dithering and delaying Conservative Government. The Lib Dems in Hull demand better."