Energy Bill [HL]

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 6:45 pm on 23rd March 2004.

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Photo of The Earl of Caithness The Earl of Caithness Conservative 6:45 pm, 23rd March 2004

My Lords, at page 73, line 47, the phrase "relevant waters" appears. Given what the Minister said on the previous amendment, I presume that "relevant" means territorial waters. That is what the Minister concerned himself with on the last amendment.

As regards Amendment No. 187, what happens to the right to navigation in waters outside the 12-mile territorial waters but inside the renewable energy zone? That point was not covered. How will the rights of navigation be extinguished to prevent structures being hit in those waters?