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Shipping: Recruitment

Department for Transport written question – answered on 5th December 2018.

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Photo of Karl Turner Karl Turner Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish a list of those maritime recruitment and placement agencies that provide crew to company groups which have qualified for the tonnage tax; and whether each of those agencies are regulated by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for compliance with the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Recruitment and Placement) Regulations 2014.

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

We do not ask companies to provide that information when providing data to the government to show compliance with the requirements set down in the Tonnage Tax legislation.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency publishes a list of all agencies that is has certified.


All vessels within our Tonnage Tax are registered in States who have ratified the Maritime Labour Convention and therefore would be required to comply with the recruitment and placement requirements of that Convention.

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