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Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL603, tabled on 24 June 2014

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will reintroduce some or all of the funding which they withdrew in 2011 to the Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP) so that CHIRP's work in promoting maritime safety may be further developed.

Answered on

1 July 2014

Her Majesty's Government has no plans to fund CHIRP for maritime. CHIRP's activities to promote maritime safety have continued since 2011, now funded by maritime sector sponsors. This is a welcome arrangement, which illustrates the commitment of maritime organisations to support safe operations for the benefit of all mariners.