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Department for Transport written question – answered on 26th February 2018.

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Photo of Karl Turner Karl Turner Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on rates of (a) employment and (b) training for UK-based seafarers.

Photo of Karl Turner Karl Turner Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on annual rates of freight tonnage traffic handled at UK ports.

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

The Government has been undertaking rigorous and extensive analysis work to support our exit negotiations, as a responsible Government should, in order to inform our understanding of how EU exit will affect the UK’s domestic policies and frameworks. We have been engaging with businesses and industry bodies from all sectors of the economy, including ports and maritime; and with all regions of the UK as part of this process, and we will continue to do so as we move forward.

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