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Cargo Transfers

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 30 March 2006, Official Report, column 1119W, on cargo transfers, when his Department now expects to consult on the secondary legislation that will regulate ship-to-ship transfers within the limits of the UK’s territorial sea; and when this legislation is likely to come into force. (96892)

The secondary legislation which will regulate ship-to-ship transfers within the limits of the UK’s territorial sea remains in preparation. The Department expects to be in a position to consult on it early in 2007, with a view to its coming into force in late spring/early summer 2007.