FLAG STATE REQUIREMENTS (6843/06)
Letter from the Chairman to Stephen Ladyman
MP, Minister of State for Transport, Department for Transport
Sub-Committee B considered this document, and
your Explanatory memorandum at its meeting on 17 July.
We note and share your clearly expressed concerns
over the necessity of this proposal, given the alternative of
non-legislative action, and over the implications for Community
competence and the influence of the United Kingdom within the
International Maritime Organisation.
We note that you do not expect this proposal
to be taken forward under the Finnish or the German Presidencies,
and would of course be grateful for any news of the timetable
as it develops.
We will hold this proposal under scrutiny.
19 July 2006