Irish Ferries: Staff

Department for Transport written question – answered on 9th June 2021.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of Irish Ferries' planned operation of cross-Channel ferry services on the number of UK (a) officers and (b) ratings in training each year.

Photo of Robert Courts Robert Courts Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The training of seafarers and the nationality of those seafarers is a commercial decision for the operator and no assessment has been made on the potential effect of Irish Ferries planned operations for Dover-Calais on the number of UK officers and ratings trained each year.

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