Shipping: Training

Department for Transport written question – answered on 12th January 2018.

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Photo of Karl Turner Karl Turner Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 117855, on shipping: qualifications, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for his policies of the statement made by the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport at the European Commission in respect of seafarers' training on 11 December 2017; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

The statement issued by the European Commission on seafarers training relates to European Union legislation which builds upon the international Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Convention. It clarifies that the UK will no longer be a Member State for the purposes of the legislation after we leave the EU, but that provision exists in the legislation for continued recognition of certificates issued by third countries.

The UK is seeking to agree the continued recognition of professional qualifications, including licences and certificates.

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