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SEAFARERS AWARENESS WEEK 2018

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1424: tabled on 19 June 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

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.

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.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 2018
Worthing West
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2018
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2018
Blyth Valley
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 June 2018
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2018
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 June 2018
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 June 2018
West Dunbartonshire
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2018
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2018
Poplar and Limehouse
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2018
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2018
High Peak
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2018
North Tyneside
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2018
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2018
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 25 June 2018
North Down
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2018
Hartlepool
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2018
Vauxhall
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 19 June 2018
Luton North
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2018
North Durham
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 June 2018
Ceredigion
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2018
South Shields
Martin, Sandy
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2018
Ipswich
McGinn, Conor
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2018
St Helens North
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 June 2018
Falkirk
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2018
Ynys Môn
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 2018
Hemel Hempstead
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2018
St Helens South and Whiston
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2018
Brighton, Kemptown
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 June 2018
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 June 2018
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 June 2018
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2018
Glasgow Central
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2018
Derby North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.