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Irish Ferries: Conditions of Employment

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 10328, tabled on 4 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of Irish Ferries' planned operation of cross-Channel ferry services on the terms and conditions of employment of UK seafarers on ferry services between Dover and ports in France.

Answered on

9 June 2021

The Department has not made an assessment of the potential effects of Irish Ferries’ planned operation of cross-Channel ferry services on the terms and conditions of employment of UK seafarers on those services. The Dover-Calais route is an international route, the vessel that Irish Ferries are bringing to the route is currently registered with Cyprus and subject to Cypriot law.

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