ILO MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION (10900/06)
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 24 July 2006.
We support the adoption of the new Convention
and the wish of the Government to ratify it. However we note your
strong concerns regarding the issue of competence. Could you provide
us with a detailed account of the reasons for your reservations?
Are you content that the draft Decision sufficiently clearly identifies
and is restricted to those matters where the Community has established
Which areas within the Convention might trigger
a claim by the Commission for Community competence in the future?
We would also be grateful for an explanation of which EU measures
"might require the UK to implement parts of the new Convention
that are not mandatory, or to implement additional measures which
go beyond those contained in the Convention".
We will maintain scrutiny on the proposal at
25 July 2006