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TRAINING FOR SEAFARERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 137: tabled on 23 May 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the Government's decision to retain the Support for Maritime Training (SMarT) fund; notes that the annual 12 million fund will be retained for the remainder of this Parliament; further notes that only four per cent or 500,000 of SMarT funding is spent on ratings training, with the vast majority used for officer and officer cadet training; is alarmed by the findings of the independent study into the SMarT scheme that there will be a combined deficit of 4,300 in UK officers and ratings by 2021; is concerned that around 60 per cent of UK certificated officers and 75 per cent of UK deck and engine ratings currently active at sea are aged 40 or over; and calls on the Government to use funds paid in lieu of training by shipping companies benefiting from tax breaks under the tonnage tax to fund ratings and officer training in the UK, particularly as the proportion of UK seafarers employed on tonnage tax ships declined from 52 per cent in 2001-02, when it was introduced, to 27 per cent in 2010-11.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2012
Blaydon
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2012
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2012
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2012
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2012
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2012
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2012
Bolton North East
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 June 2012
Belfast North
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2012
Aberdeen North
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2012
North Tyneside
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2012
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2012
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 14 June 2012
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Knowsley
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
Hampstead and Kilburn
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
Wansbeck
MacNeil, Mr Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2012
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2012
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
Mansfield
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2012
Easington
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2012
Southport
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Liverpool, Walton
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 June 2012
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2012
Ealing, Southall
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 June 2012
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Bolsover

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.