HC Deb 09 May 1986 vol 97 c397
Mr. David Mitchell

I beg to move amendment No. 2, in page 2, line 16 leave out 'those sections' and insert `sections 1 to 3'.

Mr. Deputy Speaker

With this it will be convenient to take Government amendments Nos. 3, 4, 6, 8 and 10.

Mr. Mitchell

The amendments in this group are of a purely technical and drafting nature.

Amendment No. 2 makes it clear that regulations under clause 4 can provide more detailed requirements for the duty in clause 3 to carry lifejackets, and not just for the duties in clauses 1 and 2, for example, regulations can be made specifying where the lifejackets must be carried, such as some on deck.

Amendment No. 3 is a purely drafting amendment, to make it clear that, where there is a reference to section 1, 2 or 3, it is a reference to the section as amplified or extended by regulations under clause 4. Amendments Nos. 4, 6, 8 and 10 make drafting changes consequential on this. The amendments will make the bill read more easily.

Mr. McQuarrie

I have had considerable discussions on these amendments with my hon. Friend the Minister and my noble Friend the Minister with responsibility for shipping. I accept that they are drafting amendments and I am happy to ask the House to accept them.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment made: No. 3, in page 2, line 19 at end insert— (2) References in this Act or elsewhere to the requirements of sections I to 3 are to those requirements as amplified or extended under this section.'.—[Mr. David Mitchell.]

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