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Seafarers Awareness Week 2018

EDM number 1424 in 2017-19, proposed by Ian Mearns on 19/06/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Employment and Shipping.

That this House welcomes Seafarers Awareness Week 2018, 23 to 30 June 2018, and its theme of UK maritime employment opportunities; recognises the socio­economic and strategic value of the UK's traditional role as a centre of maritime employment, training and skills; further welcomes the 18 per cent growth in the UK Ship Register over the last three years; notes that shipping companies have enjoyed tax concessions worth £1.87 billion since the introduction of the Tonnage Tax; further notes that the total number of seafarer jobs on vessels owned by UK Chamber of Shipping member companies has increased by over 26,100 since 2013; regrets that UK seafarers accounted for under nine per cent of that growth in maritime employment; notes that UK seafarers are ageing, with over 70 per cent of deck, engine and general purpose ratings more than 40 years old; supports the RMT trades union's call for employment, taxation, equality and immigration law reforms to increase maritime training and employment opportunities for UK seafarers which would replenish the national maritime skills base; and calls on the Government to enact such reforms as soon as possible.

This motion has been signed by a total of 39 MPs.

Ian Mearns19/06/2018GatesheadLabourProposed
Grahame Morris19/06/2018EasingtonLabourSeconded
Ronnie Cowan19/06/2018InverclydeScottish National PartySeconded
Alex Cunningham19/06/2018Stockton NorthLabourSeconded
Alistair Carmichael19/06/2018Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jo Stevens19/06/2018Cardiff CentralLabourSeconded
Mary Glindon19/06/2018North TynesideLabourSigned
Kate Hoey19/06/2018VauxhallLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins19/06/2018Luton NorthLabourSigned
Chris Williamson19/06/2018Derby NorthLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley19/06/2018Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Chris Stephens20/06/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Ruth George20/06/2018High PeakLabourSigned
Martin Docherty20/06/2018West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Ronnie Campbell20/06/2018Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Liz Saville Roberts20/06/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Tim Farron20/06/2018Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Penning20/06/2018Hemel HempsteadConservativeSigned
Jim Shannon20/06/2018StrangfordDUPSigned
Martyn Day20/06/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Jim Cunningham20/06/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Lloyd Russell-Moyle21/06/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
John McNally25/06/2018FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Lady Hermon25/06/2018North DownIndependentSigned
Mike Hill25/06/2018HartlepoolLabourSigned
Douglas Chapman25/06/2018Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Ben Lake25/06/2018CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Jim Fitzpatrick25/06/2018Poplar and LimehouseLabourSigned
Kevan Jones25/06/2018North DurhamLabourSigned
Sandy Martin26/06/2018IpswichLabourSigned
Marie Rimmer26/06/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Emma Lewell-Buck27/06/2018South ShieldsLabourSigned
Hugh Gaffney02/07/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn04/07/2018JarrowLabourSigned
Albert Owen10/07/2018Ynys MLabourSigned
Alison Thewliss12/07/2018Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown16/07/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry16/07/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Conor McGinn16/07/2018St Helens NorthLabourSigned

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