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Numbers Of Skilled Seafarers

EDM number 921 in 2007-08, proposed by Alistair Carmichael on 18/02/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Shipping and Training.

That this House notes that the shipping industry supports some 239,000 jobs and contributes around £11 billion a year to the UK's gross domestic product; is concerned by the current shortage of skilled seafarers faced by the international shipping industry; recognises that this skills shortage is likely to degenerate into a skills crisis in coming years if not rectified; notes with concern that some ship owners are being forced to ask officers to undertake longer tours of duty as a result of the skills shortage; is concerned that evidence from marine insurers suggests that the scale of the seafarer shortage has increased safety risks; observes the action being taken by countries including the Philippines, the Netherlands and the United States to boost maritime training levels; believes that measures to increase the supply of skilled seafarers in the UK would not only rebuild the UK maritime skills base but also provide an opportunity for the UK to become a key source of skilled seafarers for the international shipping industry; and calls on the UK Government to implement measures to improve training support for seafarers.

This motion has been signed by a total of 38 MPs.

Alistair Carmichael18/02/2008Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratProposed
Peter Bottomley19/02/2008Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Brian Iddon19/02/2008Bolton South EastLabourSeconded
Adrian Sanders19/02/2008TorbayLiberal DemocratSeconded
Angus MacNeil19/02/2008Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySeconded
Joe Benton19/02/2008BootleLabourSeconded
John McDonnell19/02/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer19/02/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Mike Hancock19/02/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Hunter19/02/2008CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
David Simpson20/02/2008Upper BannDUPSigned
Willie Rennie20/02/2008Dunfermline and West FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech20/02/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Phil Willis20/02/2008Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis20/02/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore20/02/2008HendonLabourSigned
Colin Breed20/02/2008South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey20/02/2008North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams21/02/2008ConwyLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara21/02/2008Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
John Battle21/02/2008Leeds WestLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn21/02/2008Islington NorthLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd21/02/2008Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Paul Flynn21/02/2008Newport WestLabourSigned
Derek Conway22/02/2008Old Bexley and SidcupIndependentSigned
Janet Dean22/02/2008BurtonLabourSigned
Bill Etherington22/02/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
John Austin22/02/2008Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Alan Simpson26/02/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Richard Younger-Ross26/02/2008TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
John Pugh26/02/2008SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
William McCrea27/02/2008South AntrimDUPSigned
Annette Brooke28/02/2008Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Alasdair McDonnell03/03/2008Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Andrew Stunell03/03/2008Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Vincent Cable05/03/2008TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Jabez Foster05/03/2008Hastings and RyeLabourSigned
John Barrett04/11/2008Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned

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