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Torremolinos Convention

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to ratify the International Marine Organisation’s Torremolinos Convention. (97992)

European Directive 97/70/EC implemented a harmonised safety regime based on the 1993 Torremolinos Protocol. The safety standards were subsequently enhanced by Directive 2002/35/EC. The Government consider these standards exceed the requirements of the protocol and that its ratification is therefore no longer necessary.