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1140194
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Ferries: Minimum Wage more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received from unions on UK registered ferry operators paying staff less than the Minimum Wage. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 278972 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
answer text <p>I have received several representations from unions on staff being paid less than the Minimum Wage on ferries operating from the UK on specific routes, including those being operated by UK registered operators. The vessels are operating domestic and international destinations. Where specific vessels have been referenced by the unions these were not registered on the UK ship register.</p><p> </p><p>The current legislation applies to all seafarers working in the UK internal waters and who is a worker as per the definition in the National Minimum Wage Act 1998. It also applies to those working outside the internal waters if they are working on a UK registered vessel and are ordinarily resident in the UK and some of their work is in the UK. Seafarers who are not resident in the UK and are working outside the UK internal waters are not covered by the legislation. The proposed amendments will extend the protections of the National Minimum Wage Act to all seafarers working domestically in the UK territorial waters on all vessels.</p><p> </p><p>If a seafarer is entitled to the Minimum Wage than this should be raised immediately with the HMRC enforcement team. Every complaint made is considered by HMRC for investigation.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Wealden more like this
answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-31T10:43:23.643Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T10:43:23.643Z
answering member
4460
label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1140193
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Ferries: Minimum Wage more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to require UK registered ferry operators to pay the Minimum Wage to all employees. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 278971 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
answer text <p>I have proposed, subject to Parliamentary time, amending legislation be made in autumn that will extend the Minimum Wage to all seafarers working domestically in the UK and this will include all ferries that are working domestic routes in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>The amending legislation will be subject to the affirmative process and it is expected to enter into force in April 2020. This will align with the annual amendment to the minimum wage rates and should simplify the administrative processes for industry.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Wealden more like this
answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-31T10:31:16.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T10:31:16.597Z
answering member
4460
label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1121549
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading European Maritime Safety Agency more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, who will undertake the role currently delivered by the European Maritime Safety Agency when the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 244060 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
answer text <p>The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) discharges a number of obligations set out in the International Maritime Organization Conventions on behalf of the EU Members. These obligations affect Maritime Security and Surveillance, Ship Safety and Protection of the Marine Environment.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Transport and its agencies will take on functions carried out by EMSA in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. However, this is not our preferred option. The UK values co-operation with EMSA and the political declaration agreed between the UK and EU foresees that co-operation continuing in the future.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Wealden more like this
answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-23T15:58:01.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T15:58:01.31Z
answering member
4460
label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1121548
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Shipping: Qualifications more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will undertake a European Maritime Safety Agency audit to ensure that maritime qualifications obtained in the UK will continue to be recognised by the international industry after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 244059 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
answer text <p>The UK already provides information to the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA).</p><p> </p><p>EMSA is aware of the high quality of UK training and certification. UK maritime qualifications will continue to be recognised internationally even after the UK leaves the EU.</p><p> </p><p>EU law requires that the EU assesses the training and certification of non-EU countries before recognising their certificates. This assessment is carried out by EMSA. Since the UK is already operating to international standards and will continue to do so after exit, we expect EMSA’s assessment of the UK’s training and certification systems to be straightforward.</p><p> </p><p>The Maritime and Coastguard Agency will be ready to provide any additional information that EMSA may ask for.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Wealden more like this
answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-23T15:55:12.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T15:55:12.093Z
answering member
4460
label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1121547
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Shipping: Qualifications more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what measures his Department has promoted to ensure that maritime qualifications will continue to be recognised by the international industry after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 244058 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
answer text <p>The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) sets the international requirements for the minimum standards of training, that the seafarers performing certain roles must meet. The UK is a party to that Convention and will continue to be so after we leave the EU. There is therefore no reason why UK qualifications should not continue to be recognised<strong>.</strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Wealden more like this
answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-23T15:52:06.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T15:52:06.053Z
answering member
4460
label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1121527
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Shipping: Females more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to help encourage more women to enter the maritime industry. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 244057 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
answer text <p>I am determined to see more women entering the maritime industry and taking advantage of the many and wide-ranging career opportunities that the maritime sector has to offer, at sea and on shore.</p><p>That is why the Department for Transport has been working very closely with the Task Force set up by Maritime UK in 2018 to improve gender diversity. The first output of that task force has been the women in maritime pledge that commits maritime companies to building an employment culture that actively supports and celebrates gender diversity, at all levels in their organisation. Over 100 companies have signed up the pledge already. And to move participating organisations from that show of intent to solid action for change, a charter follows on that commits signatory companies to take specific actions to improve gender diversity in exchange of help in the form of toolkits.</p><p>In addition to this, the Department for Transport is funding 10 roadshows for girls only across the country. The roadshows will be delivered by 1851 Trust later in the year. They will enable up to 1,400 young women of ages between 10 and 14 years old to learn about STEM studies and maritime careers.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Wealden more like this
answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-23T15:49:56.743Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T15:49:56.743Z
answering member
4460
label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter