Shipping: Crew:Written question - 12997

Q
Asked by Cat Smith
(Lancaster and Fleetwood)
Asked on: 05 February 2020
Department for Transport
Shipping: Crew
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Minister for Women and Equalities on employer discrimination against seafarers on grounds of protected characteristics.
A
Answered by: Ms Nusrat Ghani
Answered on: 12 February 2020

I have not had any recent discussions with the Minister for Women and Equalities on employer discrimination against seafarers on the grounds of protected characteristics. However, officials from my Department have been liaising with counterparts in the Government Equalities Office (GEO). Furthermore, officials have also been working with the International Maritime Organization and the International Labour Organization as part of the international work on women in maritime which has included discussions on how to prevent discrimination on the grounds of protected characteristics

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