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UK Seafarers

Volume 678: debated on Thursday 2 July 2020

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

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?

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.