§ 18. Mr. Ernie Ross
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on Government support for the UK's shipping industry. 
§ Mr. Hill
We have a tonnage tax option for shipping companies, and a capital allowances measure for those not in tonnage tax.
The Government support seafarer training.
We also pay crew relief cost grant. And seafarers spending more than half the year abroad pay no income tax. We have removed excess regulation.