HC Deb 09 February 2004 vol 417 c1244W
Mr. Carmichael

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans his Department has to widen the training requirement for entry into the tonnage tax scheme to include a requirement for the employment of British officers. [152945]

Mr. Jamieson

Members of the Shipping Task Force have been invited to submit proposals for an employment link in tonnage tax. We expect to have first sight of the proposals in the next few weeks and they will be considered without commitment.