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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-04394: Elaine Smith (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 1 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the rates of pay for seafarers who are EU nationals on ferry services between Cairnryan and (a) Belfast and (b) Larne.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 16 November 2016

Scottish Ministers wrote to UK Ministers on 4 November 2016, asking the UK Government to investigate the applicability of National Minimum Wage legislation in the maritime sector, specifically regarding seafarers working exclusively in UK waters. This would include sailings to and from Cairnryan.