HC Deb 30 March 1979 vol 965 cc798-9

Amendments made: No. 11, in page 8, line 11, after ' words"', insert (disregarding any increase in the dues attributable to failure to comply with the requirements of bye-laws in force in the district about requests for pilots)'.

No. 12, in page 8, line 43, leave out second 'a' and insert 'first'.

No. 13, in page 8, line 45, leave out 'as a' and insert 'first'.

No. 14, in page 9, line 9, leave out 'port authority' and insert 'body managing or regulating the port'.

No. 15, in page 9, line 27, leave out from 'section' to end of line 44 and insert 'and either—

  1. (a) the master of the ship has not complied with the requirements of byelaws made under this Act, by the pilotage authority for the district in question, about requests for pilots; or
  2. (b) a licensed pilot of the district has offered to take charge of the ship,
then, subject to the following subsection, the master of the ship shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding whichever of the following is the greater, namely, one thousand pounds or double the amount of the pilotage dues which would have been payable in respect of the ship if it had been under the pilotage as so required and, where the master has not complied as aforesaid, if he had so complied. (5) It shall be a defence in proceedings for an offence under the preceding subsection to prove that on the occasion to which the charge relates the ship was being navigated in the pilotage district in question only so far as was necessary to avoid serious danger to the ship.'.—[Mr. Clinton Davis.]

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