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Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL3852, tabled on 8 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the letter from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport to the Chair of the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee on 1 March 2018, whether the UK is now fully compliant with its maritime international convention obligations; and if not, how many of the 381 amendments to UK law are outstanding.

Answered on

15 November 2021

Her Majesty’s Government recently confirmed to the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, that any outstanding obligations arising from amendments to international maritime conventions, will be implemented into UK law in 13 Statutory Instruments; all of these will be made by early 2023. Since that commitment was made in October, one more Statutory Instrument has entered into force, leaving 12 outstanding.

A total of 381 amendments to the international conventions were identified as outstanding in 2017. Since then, the Her Majesty’s Government has completed 45 maritime legislative packages. We are confident that completion of the remaining 12 Statutory Instruments by early 2023 will fully implement all of the outstanding amendments.