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Transport written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the EU Transport Commissioner on the harmonisation of port entry and clearance formalities across the EU.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

Officials from the Department are involved in regular discussions, together with their counterparts in other members states, with the European Commission on the implementation of Directive 2010/65/EU on reporting formalities for ships calling at/departing from ports in the EU.

There have been no direct discussions with the EU Transport Commissioner on the matter of harmonisation of port entry and clearance formalities.

The Department will continue to work closely with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, the UK Border Agency and HM Revenue and Customs on implementation.

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