Nusrat Ghani MP
Nusrat Ghani MP is the Conservative MP for Wealden and was a Senior Fellow at Policy Exchange. She previously served in the Department of Transport as Minister for Maritime between January 2018 and February 2020, during which time she became the first female Muslim Minister to speak from the House of Commons despatch box. Her responsibilities as minister included leading the introduction of the Maritime2050 plan, and setting key business, trade, finance, technological and environmental targets for Britain’s shipping and ports industry, including driving the UK’s successful campaign that secured a landmark global commitment at the International Maritime Organisation to reduce global shipping emissions by 50%. She has also served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Home Office, Lord Commissioner at HM Treasury, and as a member of the Home Affairs and Foreign Affairs Select Committees. She currently sits on the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee, where she is leading their investigation into the extent to which business in the UK are exploiting the forced labour of Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region of China. She is also a UK representative to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
Download Publication Online Reader The UK is one of the world’s leading maritime nations. As it leaves the European Union, Britain’s status as a leading economic and geo-political power depends upon the strength of its maritime industry. This paper, co-authored by former Transport Minister Nusrat Ghani MP, highlights the difficulties facing the maritime sector and shows how support for our ports, shipping companies, shipbuilders and others can play a central […]
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