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Clause 2

Volume 130: debated on Wednesday 30 March 1988

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British Ships

I beg to move amendment No. 16, in page 2, line 15, at end insert—

`(aa) the ship is registered in the United Kingdom in pursuance of an Order in Council under section 80 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1906 (Goverment ships); or'.

I understand that it will be for the convenience of the House if we also consider Government amendments Nos. 17, 18, 56, 7, 19 to 29, 44 to 48, 54, 49, 30, 31, 50, 51, 32 to 34, 15, and 35 to 38.

1 am

All these amendments are technical and designed to clarify the operation of the Bill. I think that the House will find it perfectly acceptable to take them en bloc.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment made: No. 17, in page 2, line 15, at end insert—

`(ab) the ship is a fishing vessel within the meaning of Part II of the Act which is eligible to he registered under that Part of that Act by virtue of section 13 below, but—
  • (i) is excluded from registration under that Part of that Act by regulations made under section 12 below, and
  • (ii) is not registered under the law of any country outside the United Kingdom; or'. — [Mr. Channon]