Boats: Licensing

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 12 January 2024.

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Photo of Julian Knight Julian Knight Independent, Solihull

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department holds data on the number of Boatmaster licences have been issued by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in each year since 2015.

Photo of Guy Opperman Guy Opperman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency holds the number of Boatmaster licences issued in each year since 2015.

Details as follows:

2015 – 2018

Issue Year

Total Issued

2015

268

2016

228

2017

191

2018

198

Following digital enhancements additional data is available in relation to BML issuance:

Issue Year

New Issue

Revalidation

Replacement

Upgrade

Misc

Total

2019

131

211

52

5

114

513

2020

15

84

3

6

41

149

2021

59

229

14

8

60

370

2022

114

426

11

53

71

675

2023

158

338

7

63

35

601

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