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 Baroness Scott of Needham Market Baroness Scott of Needham Market Liberal Democrat 12:28 pm, 17th September 2020

My Lords, decarbonising the maritime sector is going to require concerted effort on a global scale. Can the Minister say what position the UK is taking within the IMO with regard to incentives for the sector to decarbonise and, in particular, a proposal to introduce a small tax on bunker fuel—which is currently untaxed—which could be used to build a fund to carry out more R&D into decarbonisation?