Maritime Industry - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 12:28 pm on 17th September 2020.

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Photo of Lord Taylor of Warwick Lord Taylor of Warwick Non-affiliated 12:28 pm, 17th September 2020

[Inaudible.]—maritime still has a hurdle to climb. The recent Global Maritime Issues Monitor cited the World Maritime University’s research into workforce diversity, stating:

“Without increased diversity in the next 10 years, the pace of innovation in the maritime industry will be slow”.

This also applies to achieving net-zero emissions targets. The report made it clear that workforce diversity includes race and gender diversity and is relevant to the issue of net-zero targets. Therefore, what role do the Government have in promoting such diversity in the maritime industry?