HC Deb 25 April 1975 vol 890 c429W
Mr. Sproat

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will introduce legislation to make it compulsory for all vessels engaged on any aspect of offshore oil-related work to report their position daily to an appropriate body, on the same lines as fishing vessels.

Mr. Clinton Davis

Great difficulties arise in making any such legislation applicable to foreign vessels; but voluntary reporting arrangements on the same lines as those which at present apply to fishing vessels are being discussed with representatives of offshore operators.

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