The Government has rejected a call to subsidise a year-round sealink to the Isles of Scilly.
The islands recently lost their helicopter flights when the operator pulled out.
Transport Minister Norman Baker says the ferry link should continue to be funded by Isles of Scilly Steamship Company.
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