Maritime Industry: Decarbonisation

Part of Transport – in the House of Commons on 9th September 2021.

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Photo of Mike Kane Mike Kane Shadow Minister (Transport)

I agree with Cherilyn Mackrory that fantastic projects are under way across the UK, including in her constituency, to get the maritime sector down to net zero. There is, however, a significant funding gap when it comes to making these developments a reality, and the Government, despite their record, have not done anywhere near enough to address the significant investment shortfall compared with other maritime nations that we compete with. Does the Minister agree that it is imperative that our vital maritime sector gets the support it needs? Will he commit to addressing that and providing the necessary funding to support the research and innovation that is required?