Policy paper

Sale of trust ports criteria

The different types of criteria to be used when considering the sale of a major trust port in England or Wales.


Sale of trust ports criteria: statement

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email webmasterdft@dft.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.


The criteria lists the:

  • consideration of any proposal for a transfer scheme submitted under section 9 or 10 of the 1991 Act
  • Secretary of State for Transport’s functions in respect of the subsequent sale of a port

This policy was created following the 2011 consultation on the subject.

Published 3 August 2011