HL Deb 22 May 2003 vol 648 c108WA
Lord Patten

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Macdonald of Tradeston on 13 May (WA 29–30),whether they will list the various instruments on welfare and living conditions of seafarers that are to be consolidated in the major International Labour Organisation project now under way; and when the new convention is expected to be ready. [HL2981]

Lord Macdonald of Tradeston:

The proposed consolidated ILO maritime labour convention is still under discussion internationally. It is therefore not possible at this time to say which existing ILO instruments or parts thereof will be incorporated in the new convention when it is finalised. The entire corpus of ILO maritime instruments is being considered as part of this large-scale review. It is nevertheless the intention that the new convention should be adopted by a decision of the general conference of the ILO, convened by the governing body of the ILO, in 2005.