HC Deb 04 March 1981 vol 1000 c359
BRITISH SEA-FISHERY OFFICERS
Amendments made: No. 27, in page 21, line 11, leave out second 'or'.
No. 27A, in page 21, line 12, after '1967', insert
'or section (Enforcement of provisions as to trans-shipment) of the Fisheries Act 1981'.
No. 28, in page 21, line 23, at end add—
'(6) After section 10(2) of the said Act of 1968 there is inserted the following—
(2A) Any person who on any vessel within British fishery limits—
- (a)fails without reasonable excuse to comply with any requirement imposed or to answer any question asked, by a British sea-fishery officer under section (Enforcement of provisions as to trans-shipment) of the Fisheries Act 1981;
- (b)prevents, or attempts to prevent, any other person complying with any such requirement or answering any such question; or
- (c)assaults any such officer while exercising any of the powers conferred on him by that section or wilfully obstructs any such officer in the exercise of any of those powers;
- shall be guilty of an offence.'".—[Mr. Buchanan-Smith.]