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Merchant Shipping Act 1995

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 in each year since 2002, broken down by offence; and what percentage of these offences (a) resulted in court proceedings against suspected perpetrators, (b) led to a conviction and (c) resulted in a sanction detection. (196022)

The information requested is not available. Offences under this legislation are recorded in one of the following offence classifications as appropriate:

Endangering life at sea;

Public Health offences;

Disclosure, Obstruction, False or Misleading Statements or

Other indictable or triable either way offences.

These offences cannot be separately identified from other offences within those classifications. As a result, information on the percentage which resulted in court proceedings and convictions for those offences cannot be provided.