Ian Mearns – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Transport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Ian Mearns on 2015-12-03.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of UK seafarer (a) ratings and (b) officers were employed on category one Red Ensign Group registered vessels that qualified for the tonnage tax scheme in each year since 2000-01.

Mr Robert Goodwill

The Department does not collect the information requested. As the identity of tonnage tax groups is tax confidential, we would not be able to disclose the information requested, if it were available, as it might make it possible to identify individual tonnage tax groups.