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Territorial Waters (Oil Pollution)

Volume 983: debated on Friday 25 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he will seek to amend section 7 of the Territorial Waters Jurisdiction Act 1878 so that its provisions will cover the three-mile limit of territorial sea off the coast of Northern Ireland, in order that acts of oil pollution within the three-mile limit can be brought within its scope.

No. I am satisfied with the existing arrangements, but I keep them under review.