Appointment by Secretary of State of Advisors on Marine Salvage, & C.

Part of Merchant Shipping and Maritime Security Bill [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 6:45 pm on 17th March 1997.

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Photo of Mr Michael Morris Mr Michael Morris , Northampton South 6:45 pm, 17th March 1997

With this, it will be convenient to discuss also new clause 5—Duties of the Secretary of State in relation to marine pollution'.—After section 293 of the 1995 Act there is inserted the following section—"Duties of the Secretary of State in relation to marine pollution293A. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State—

  1. (a) to carry out regular reviews of emergency salvage capacity in United Kingdom waters, including need, availability and potential funding sources; and
  2. (b) to ensure that adequate emergency salvage capacity is provided in United Kingdom waters, as identified in reviews carried out in accordance with paragraph (a), above.".'.