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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Ukraine more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Kramer on 15 October (WS33–35), whether the interim report concerning the crash of Malaysian Airways Flight MH17 indicates whether the aircraft was attacked by warplanes or a ground-based missile; and when the final report is likely to be produced and published. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL2234 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Dutch Safety Board published its preliminary report on the crash of Malaysian Airlines on 9 September 2014. Based on its preliminary findings to date, there is no indication of any operational or technical issues with either the aircraft or its crew. The damage observed on the forward section of the aircraft appears to indicate that the aircraft was penetrated by a large number of high-energy objects from outside the aircraft. It is likely that it is this damage that resulted in the loss of structural integrity of the aircraft, leading to an in-flight break. The Dutch Safety Board is continuing with its investigation. There is no current indication when it will publish the final report.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:44:22.5557563Z
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1557
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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950
star this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
101208
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading High Speed 2 Railway Line more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the energy requirement figures for the plans of HS2 (Phase 2) are. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesham and Amersham more like this
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Mrs Cheryl Gillan more like this
star this property uin 212003 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Estimates of peak power demand for the Phase Two network will be available once the detailed work on the proposed route of Phase Two has been undertaken.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:39:41.9836709Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:39:41.9836709Z
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1562
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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18
star this property label Biography information for Dame Cheryl Gillan more like this
101674
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: Bridges more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential saving to the public purse arising from placing collision protection beams at bridges which have a high incidence of strikes from lorries or other vehicles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Cambridgeshire more like this
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Stephen Barclay more like this
star this property uin 212483 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>This is an operational matter for Network Rail as the responsible authority for railway infrastructure. Network Rail does place collision protection beams on many susceptible bridges where there is a history of bridge strikes. The provision of collision protection beams is a matter jointly for the highways authority and Network Rail and subject to Highway Agency design standard BD65/97.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:35:32.5513668Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:35:32.5513668Z
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3974
unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4095
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Barclay more like this
101675
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: Bridges more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many collisions involving a vehicle hitting a bridge resulted in a delay to train services on the King's Cross to King's Lynn line in each of the last two years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Cambridgeshire more like this
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Stephen Barclay more like this
star this property uin 212482 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>This Department does not hold this detailed information as it is an operational matter for Network Rail. Full details can be obtained from Mark Carne Chief Executive of Network Rail at Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:36:35.8410216Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:36:35.8410216Z
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3974
unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4095
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Barclay more like this
101212
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Shipping: Exhaust Emissions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many ferry companies operating in the UK have announced (a) job and (b) route cuts in the last year in response to the introduction of sulphur dioxide emission regulations for shipping on 1 January 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull East more like this
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Karl Turner more like this
star this property uin 211928 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>DFDS Seaways has announced the closure of two ferry routes (Harwich–Esbjerg and Portsmouth–Le Havre) and has cited the sulphur regulations as a factor in the decision. However, although DFDS Seaways made reference to the increased cost of marine fuel that would follow the introduction of the new sulphur limit in both cases, its announcements indicated that both routes had already been in decline because of other factors. The Government is not aware of any other such announcements from other ferry operators concerning route closures affecting UK ports.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published a draft impact assessment in April 2014, as part of the public consultation on the draft legislation. We received no detailed information from consultees about the likely effect on seafarer numbers, either in general or specifically in the North Sea and the English Channel, following the introduction of the 0.1% per cent sulphur limit.</p><p> </p><p>Approval of an Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS) would be undertaken by the vessel’s flag State in line with the internationally agreed guidelines developed by the International Maritime Organization. To date, no UK registered ferries have been fitted with type approved EGCS systems although the Government is aware of both ferries and large passenger vessels that call at the UK that have been fitted with type approved systems. Guidance for shipowners on EGCS has been developed by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and consulted upon, with industry and others, and will be published alongside the final Regulations shortly.</p><p> </p><p>Enforcement will be carried out by the MCA as part of its existing enforcement activities, under a regime of proportionate and targeted compliance surveys. The proposed Regulations would provide sanctions for non-compliance. The MCA has discussed enforcement of the new requirements with other Members of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding. The UK has also been active in the European Sustainable Shipping Forum, established by the European Commission, which is developing guidelines to help inspectors enforce the new requirements on a consistent basis.</p><p> </p><p /> <p>The Government is looking at ways of helping industry meet the new regulatory requirements. We have already been successful in supporting shipowners and ports who applied for EU assistance under the Trans European Network (TEN-T) programme to help purchase innovative technologies – including infrastructure for liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering. I propose to take matters further and identify additional options for financial assistance to the affected parts of the UK shipping and ports industries. It is my intention that this should come both from domestic and from EU sources, and I have instructed officials accordingly.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>In particular, officials have already approached the European Commission to investigate the scope for State Aid in respect of ferry routes which are deemed to be vulnerable as a result of the new international and EU sulphur regime.</p><p> </p><p /> <p /> <p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
211923 more like this
211924 more like this
211925 more like this
211926 more like this
211927 more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T12:02:33.9584168Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T12:02:33.9584168Z
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350
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
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4030
star this property label Biography information for Karl Turner more like this
101213
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Shipping: Exhaust Emissions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of vessels licensed to operate in the UK ferry industry are fitted with exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS); and what registration process shipowners must follow to convert a vessel to an EGCS which is compliant with the new sulphur dioxide emission regulations for commercial ships. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull East more like this
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Karl Turner more like this
star this property uin 211923 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>DFDS Seaways has announced the closure of two ferry routes (Harwich–Esbjerg and Portsmouth–Le Havre) and has cited the sulphur regulations as a factor in the decision. However, although DFDS Seaways made reference to the increased cost of marine fuel that would follow the introduction of the new sulphur limit in both cases, its announcements indicated that both routes had already been in decline because of other factors. The Government is not aware of any other such announcements from other ferry operators concerning route closures affecting UK ports.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published a draft impact assessment in April 2014, as part of the public consultation on the draft legislation. We received no detailed information from consultees about the likely effect on seafarer numbers, either in general or specifically in the North Sea and the English Channel, following the introduction of the 0.1% per cent sulphur limit.</p><p> </p><p>Approval of an Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS) would be undertaken by the vessel’s flag State in line with the internationally agreed guidelines developed by the International Maritime Organization. To date, no UK registered ferries have been fitted with type approved EGCS systems although the Government is aware of both ferries and large passenger vessels that call at the UK that have been fitted with type approved systems. Guidance for shipowners on EGCS has been developed by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and consulted upon, with industry and others, and will be published alongside the final Regulations shortly.</p><p> </p><p>Enforcement will be carried out by the MCA as part of its existing enforcement activities, under a regime of proportionate and targeted compliance surveys. The proposed Regulations would provide sanctions for non-compliance. The MCA has discussed enforcement of the new requirements with other Members of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding. The UK has also been active in the European Sustainable Shipping Forum, established by the European Commission, which is developing guidelines to help inspectors enforce the new requirements on a consistent basis.</p><p> </p><p /> <p>The Government is looking at ways of helping industry meet the new regulatory requirements. We have already been successful in supporting shipowners and ports who applied for EU assistance under the Trans European Network (TEN-T) programme to help purchase innovative technologies – including infrastructure for liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering. I propose to take matters further and identify additional options for financial assistance to the affected parts of the UK shipping and ports industries. It is my intention that this should come both from domestic and from EU sources, and I have instructed officials accordingly.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>In particular, officials have already approached the European Commission to investigate the scope for State Aid in respect of ferry routes which are deemed to be vulnerable as a result of the new international and EU sulphur regime.</p><p> </p><p /> <p /> <p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
211924 more like this
211925 more like this
211926 more like this
211927 more like this
211928 more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T12:02:33.4552735Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T12:02:33.4552735Z
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350
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
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4030
star this property label Biography information for Karl Turner more like this
101214
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Shipping: Exhaust Emissions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the effect that the introduction of sulphur dioxide emission regulations from 1 January 2015 will have on the number of (a) UK and (b) non-UK seafarer (i) ratings and (ii) officers active at sea in each of the five years from 2014-15. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull East more like this
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Karl Turner more like this
star this property uin 211926 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>DFDS Seaways has announced the closure of two ferry routes (Harwich–Esbjerg and Portsmouth–Le Havre) and has cited the sulphur regulations as a factor in the decision. However, although DFDS Seaways made reference to the increased cost of marine fuel that would follow the introduction of the new sulphur limit in both cases, its announcements indicated that both routes had already been in decline because of other factors. The Government is not aware of any other such announcements from other ferry operators concerning route closures affecting UK ports.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published a draft impact assessment in April 2014, as part of the public consultation on the draft legislation. We received no detailed information from consultees about the likely effect on seafarer numbers, either in general or specifically in the North Sea and the English Channel, following the introduction of the 0.1% per cent sulphur limit.</p><p> </p><p>Approval of an Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS) would be undertaken by the vessel’s flag State in line with the internationally agreed guidelines developed by the International Maritime Organization. To date, no UK registered ferries have been fitted with type approved EGCS systems although the Government is aware of both ferries and large passenger vessels that call at the UK that have been fitted with type approved systems. Guidance for shipowners on EGCS has been developed by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and consulted upon, with industry and others, and will be published alongside the final Regulations shortly.</p><p> </p><p>Enforcement will be carried out by the MCA as part of its existing enforcement activities, under a regime of proportionate and targeted compliance surveys. The proposed Regulations would provide sanctions for non-compliance. The MCA has discussed enforcement of the new requirements with other Members of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding. The UK has also been active in the European Sustainable Shipping Forum, established by the European Commission, which is developing guidelines to help inspectors enforce the new requirements on a consistent basis.</p><p> </p><p /> <p>The Government is looking at ways of helping industry meet the new regulatory requirements. We have already been successful in supporting shipowners and ports who applied for EU assistance under the Trans European Network (TEN-T) programme to help purchase innovative technologies – including infrastructure for liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering. I propose to take matters further and identify additional options for financial assistance to the affected parts of the UK shipping and ports industries. It is my intention that this should come both from domestic and from EU sources, and I have instructed officials accordingly.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>In particular, officials have already approached the European Commission to investigate the scope for State Aid in respect of ferry routes which are deemed to be vulnerable as a result of the new international and EU sulphur regime.</p><p> </p><p /> <p /> <p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
211923 more like this
211924 more like this
211925 more like this
211927 more like this
211928 more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T12:02:33.7560976Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T12:02:33.7560976Z
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350
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
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4030
star this property label Biography information for Karl Turner more like this
101215
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Shipping: Exhaust Emissions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the efficacy of the enforcement approach that the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) will take on introduction of the sulphur dioxide emission regulations for shipping companies from 1 January 2015; and what meetings the MCA has had with other port state control authorities in Europe on this issue since May 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull East more like this
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Karl Turner more like this
star this property uin 211925 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>DFDS Seaways has announced the closure of two ferry routes (Harwich–Esbjerg and Portsmouth–Le Havre) and has cited the sulphur regulations as a factor in the decision. However, although DFDS Seaways made reference to the increased cost of marine fuel that would follow the introduction of the new sulphur limit in both cases, its announcements indicated that both routes had already been in decline because of other factors. The Government is not aware of any other such announcements from other ferry operators concerning route closures affecting UK ports.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published a draft impact assessment in April 2014, as part of the public consultation on the draft legislation. We received no detailed information from consultees about the likely effect on seafarer numbers, either in general or specifically in the North Sea and the English Channel, following the introduction of the 0.1% per cent sulphur limit.</p><p> </p><p>Approval of an Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS) would be undertaken by the vessel’s flag State in line with the internationally agreed guidelines developed by the International Maritime Organization. To date, no UK registered ferries have been fitted with type approved EGCS systems although the Government is aware of both ferries and large passenger vessels that call at the UK that have been fitted with type approved systems. Guidance for shipowners on EGCS has been developed by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and consulted upon, with industry and others, and will be published alongside the final Regulations shortly.</p><p> </p><p>Enforcement will be carried out by the MCA as part of its existing enforcement activities, under a regime of proportionate and targeted compliance surveys. The proposed Regulations would provide sanctions for non-compliance. The MCA has discussed enforcement of the new requirements with other Members of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding. The UK has also been active in the European Sustainable Shipping Forum, established by the European Commission, which is developing guidelines to help inspectors enforce the new requirements on a consistent basis.</p><p> </p><p /> <p>The Government is looking at ways of helping industry meet the new regulatory requirements. We have already been successful in supporting shipowners and ports who applied for EU assistance under the Trans European Network (TEN-T) programme to help purchase innovative technologies – including infrastructure for liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering. I propose to take matters further and identify additional options for financial assistance to the affected parts of the UK shipping and ports industries. It is my intention that this should come both from domestic and from EU sources, and I have instructed officials accordingly.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>In particular, officials have already approached the European Commission to investigate the scope for State Aid in respect of ferry routes which are deemed to be vulnerable as a result of the new international and EU sulphur regime.</p><p> </p><p /> <p /> <p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
211923 more like this
211924 more like this
211926 more like this
211927 more like this
211928 more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T12:02:33.6624056Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T12:02:33.6624056Z
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350
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
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4030
star this property label Biography information for Karl Turner more like this
101216
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Shipping: Exhaust Emissions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to produce formal guidance to the shipping industry on the use of exhaust gas cleaning systems to comply with new sulphur dioxide emission regulations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull East more like this
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Karl Turner more like this
star this property uin 211924 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>DFDS Seaways has announced the closure of two ferry routes (Harwich–Esbjerg and Portsmouth–Le Havre) and has cited the sulphur regulations as a factor in the decision. However, although DFDS Seaways made reference to the increased cost of marine fuel that would follow the introduction of the new sulphur limit in both cases, its announcements indicated that both routes had already been in decline because of other factors. The Government is not aware of any other such announcements from other ferry operators concerning route closures affecting UK ports.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published a draft impact assessment in April 2014, as part of the public consultation on the draft legislation. We received no detailed information from consultees about the likely effect on seafarer numbers, either in general or specifically in the North Sea and the English Channel, following the introduction of the 0.1% per cent sulphur limit.</p><p> </p><p>Approval of an Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS) would be undertaken by the vessel’s flag State in line with the internationally agreed guidelines developed by the International Maritime Organization. To date, no UK registered ferries have been fitted with type approved EGCS systems although the Government is aware of both ferries and large passenger vessels that call at the UK that have been fitted with type approved systems. Guidance for shipowners on EGCS has been developed by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and consulted upon, with industry and others, and will be published alongside the final Regulations shortly.</p><p> </p><p>Enforcement will be carried out by the MCA as part of its existing enforcement activities, under a regime of proportionate and targeted compliance surveys. The proposed Regulations would provide sanctions for non-compliance. The MCA has discussed enforcement of the new requirements with other Members of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding. The UK has also been active in the European Sustainable Shipping Forum, established by the European Commission, which is developing guidelines to help inspectors enforce the new requirements on a consistent basis.</p><p> </p><p /> <p>The Government is looking at ways of helping industry meet the new regulatory requirements. We have already been successful in supporting shipowners and ports who applied for EU assistance under the Trans European Network (TEN-T) programme to help purchase innovative technologies – including infrastructure for liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering. I propose to take matters further and identify additional options for financial assistance to the affected parts of the UK shipping and ports industries. It is my intention that this should come both from domestic and from EU sources, and I have instructed officials accordingly.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>In particular, officials have already approached the European Commission to investigate the scope for State Aid in respect of ferry routes which are deemed to be vulnerable as a result of the new international and EU sulphur regime.</p><p> </p><p /> <p /> <p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
211923 more like this
211925 more like this
211926 more like this
211927 more like this
211928 more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T12:02:33.5816575Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T12:02:33.5816575Z
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350
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property tabling member
4030
star this property label Biography information for Karl Turner more like this
101211
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Shipping: Exhaust Emissions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the effect that the introduction of sulphur dioxide emission regulations from 1 January 2015 will have on the number of (a) UK and (b) non-UK seafarer (i) ratings and (ii) officers employed on ships in the (A) North Sea and (B) Channel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull East more like this
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Karl Turner more like this
star this property uin 211927 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>DFDS Seaways has announced the closure of two ferry routes (Harwich–Esbjerg and Portsmouth–Le Havre) and has cited the sulphur regulations as a factor in the decision. However, although DFDS Seaways made reference to the increased cost of marine fuel that would follow the introduction of the new sulphur limit in both cases, its announcements indicated that both routes had already been in decline because of other factors. The Government is not aware of any other such announcements from other ferry operators concerning route closures affecting UK ports.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published a draft impact assessment in April 2014, as part of the public consultation on the draft legislation. We received no detailed information from consultees about the likely effect on seafarer numbers, either in general or specifically in the North Sea and the English Channel, following the introduction of the 0.1% per cent sulphur limit.</p><p> </p><p>Approval of an Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS) would be undertaken by the vessel’s flag State in line with the internationally agreed guidelines developed by the International Maritime Organization. To date, no UK registered ferries have been fitted with type approved EGCS systems although the Government is aware of both ferries and large passenger vessels that call at the UK that have been fitted with type approved systems. Guidance for shipowners on EGCS has been developed by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and consulted upon, with industry and others, and will be published alongside the final Regulations shortly.</p><p> </p><p>Enforcement will be carried out by the MCA as part of its existing enforcement activities, under a regime of proportionate and targeted compliance surveys. The proposed Regulations would provide sanctions for non-compliance. The MCA has discussed enforcement of the new requirements with other Members of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding. The UK has also been active in the European Sustainable Shipping Forum, established by the European Commission, which is developing guidelines to help inspectors enforce the new requirements on a consistent basis.</p><p> </p><p /> <p>The Government is looking at ways of helping industry meet the new regulatory requirements. We have already been successful in supporting shipowners and ports who applied for EU assistance under the Trans European Network (TEN-T) programme to help purchase innovative technologies – including infrastructure for liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering. I propose to take matters further and identify additional options for financial assistance to the affected parts of the UK shipping and ports industries. It is my intention that this should come both from domestic and from EU sources, and I have instructed officials accordingly.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>In particular, officials have already approached the European Commission to investigate the scope for State Aid in respect of ferry routes which are deemed to be vulnerable as a result of the new international and EU sulphur regime.</p><p> </p><p /> <p /> <p> </p><p> </p>
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