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1005823
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star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
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: Training more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2018 to Question 180166 on Shipping: training, whether the three-year pilot of the ratings training option has been extended; and if he will make a statement. 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 190442 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>As per my previous answer of 24 October 2018 to Question 180166, the pilot will continue in its current form for the 2018/19 training year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T16:06:59.533Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:06:59.533Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
star this property tabling member
4030
unstar this property label Biography information for Karl Turner remove filter
1005824
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
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 Roll-on Roll-off Ships: Registration 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, pursuant to the Answer of 6 November 2018 to Question 185578 on Ferries: Registration, how many roll-on roll-off ferries on the (a) UK and (b) Red Ensign registers are UK-owned. 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 190443 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>There are 45 UK-owned roll-on roll-off ferries on the UK register, and zero on the other Red Ensign registers (non-UK).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Epsom and Ewell more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Grayling more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T11:01:13.573Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T11:01:13.573Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Grayling more like this
star this property tabling member
4030
unstar this property label Biography information for Karl Turner remove filter
1005825
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
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 Roll-on Roll-off Ships: Registration 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, pursuant to the written answer of 6 November 2018 to Question 185578 on Ferries: Registration, what the Maritime and Coastguard Agency-agreed safe crewing level is on each roll-on roll-off ferry on the (a) UK and (b) Red Ensign registers. 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 190444 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>In terms of roll-on roll-off ferries registered in:</p><p>(a) The UK, the Regulations require all registered seagoing vessels to hold a Safe Manning Document issued by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). This document specifies the minimum crewing/manning levels. All vessels must be adequately manned for their safe operation, with due regard for the nature of their operation and their location.</p><p> </p><p>The MCA ensures that all roll-on roll-off ferries are correctly and safely manned from a combination of factors determined by the safe manning levels needed to deal with any potential emergency on that vessel as required by the relevant international regulations. The preparedness of the crew is tested by means of a physical drill witnessed by MCA Marine Surveyors<strong>. </strong></p><p> </p><p>(b) The non-UK Red Ensign registers, the MCA is not directly responsible for agreeing the safe crewing levels. Responsibility and obligation under the international conventions have been extended to the Governments of the UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies. As part of the UK Flag State, they are required to follow the same levels and policy as per the UK requirements.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Epsom and Ewell more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Grayling more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T10:56:32.71Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T10:56:32.71Z
star this property answering member
1413
star this property label Biography information for Chris Grayling more like this
star this property tabling member
4030
unstar this property label Biography information for Karl Turner remove filter
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 more like this
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 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
star this property tabling member printed
Karl Turner more like this
star this property uin 211927 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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
211928 more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T12:02:33.8498821Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T12:02:33.8498821Z
star this property answering member
350
star this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property tabling member
4030
unstar this property label Biography information for Karl Turner remove filter
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 more like this
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
star this property tabling member printed
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 less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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
star this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Karl Turner remove filter
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 more like this
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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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 less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-11-03T12:02:33.4552735Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T12:02:33.4552735Z
star this property answering member
350
star this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property tabling member
4030
unstar this property label Biography information for Karl Turner remove filter
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 more like this
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
star this property tabling member printed
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 less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-11-03T12:02:33.7560976Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T12:02:33.7560976Z
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350
star this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property tabling member
4030
unstar this property label Biography information for Karl Turner remove filter
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
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
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
star this property tabling member printed
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 less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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
star this property answering member
350
star this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property tabling member
4030
unstar this property label Biography information for Karl Turner remove filter
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
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
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
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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 date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what precautions his Department is taking to protect its staff based in West Africa from the Ebola virus. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull East more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Gentleman to my answer to the hon. Member for Hyndburn.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Runnymede and Weybridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Hammond more like this
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