HL Deb 24 October 1996 vol 575 c21
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Transport (Viscount Goschen)

My Lords, I beg to introduce a Bill to amend the Merchant Shipping Act 1995; to extend the powers of fire authorities to use fire brigades and equipment at sea; to make further provision about the protection of wrecks; to amend Part III of the Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990; to make provision about piracy; to provide for the continuing application to the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund of Section 1 of the International Organisations Act 1968; to make provision about the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea; and for connected purposes. I beg to move that this Bill be now read a first time.

Moved, That the Bill be now read a first time.—(Viscount Goschen.)

On Question, Bill read a first time, and to be printed.