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Offshore Installations

Volume 170: debated on Friday 30 March 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what regulations and guidance notes are in force governing the design, operation and construction of offshore installations and associated facilities; when these requirements were introduced; on what dates they have been revised, in respect of which platforms; and what dates and for what period exemptions to the regulations and requirements have been granted, and in what terms.

A detailed answer to the hon. Gentleman's question can be provided only at disproportionate cost. However, I am arranging for copies of my Department's evidence to the Piper Alpha public inquiry on the offshore safety regime to be placed in the Library of the House. This details legislation and guidance relevant to offshore safety. The following regulations have been made since the production of this evidence:SI 1989 No. 840. The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Application Outside Great Britain) Order 1989.SI 1989 No. 971. The Offshore Installations (Safety Representatives and Safety Committees) Regulations 1989.SI 1989 No. 978. The Offshore Installations (Included Apparatus or Works) Order 1989.SI 1989 No. 1029. The Offshore Installations (Emergency Pipeline Valve) Regulations 1989.

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SI 1989 No. 1671. The Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First Aid) Regulations 1989.

SI 1989 No. 1672. The Offshore Installations (Operational Safety, Health and Welfare and Life Saving Appliances) (Revocations) Regulations 1989.