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House of Commons Hansard
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02 July 2020
Volume 678
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What steps he is taking to protect the rights of UK seafarers during the covid-19 pandemic. [904172]

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We recognise our international obligations, our borders remain open to seafarers, and we are enforcing their rights under the maritime labour convention.

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Some 400,000 sailors around the world are stranded as a result of covid restrictions. That requires international action and our country needs to take a lead. Will the Minister do that?

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I very much thank the right hon. Gentleman for his question. I happen to be able to inform him that next week I will be holding an international summit with a particular focus on crew change and how we can do our best for seafarers internationally.