Ferries: Minimum Wage

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 21 June 2022.

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Photo of Imran Hussain Imran Hussain Shadow Minister (Future of Work)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 24 May 2022 to Question 3624 on Ferries: minimum wage, when his Department will introduce legislation to ensure that seafarers working on vessels that regularly use UK ports are paid at least an equivalent rate to the National Minimum Wage.

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

Legislation to ensure that seafarers working on vessels that regularly use UK ports are paid at least an equivalent rate to the UK National Minimum Wage, irrespective of the seafarer or flag of the vessel, will be introduced as soon as the Parliamentary timetable allows. Our public consultation closed on 7th June 2022, and we will be publishing a government response to the consultation in due course, following a full analysis of the responses.

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