§ Mr. Hooley
asked the Secretary of State for Trade (1) what new vessels will be required to enforce marine safety regulations, routing and traffic separation schemes, special channels for ships carrying hazardous cargoes and safety zones around offshore installations within a 200 mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ);
(2) what new types of vessels will be required to enforce marine pollution and sanitation regulations and dumping procedures, within a 200 mile exclusive economic zone.
§ Mr. Clinton Davis
Identification of vessels contravening the requirements of traffic separation scheme in the Dover Strait is undertaken by aircraft and naval vessels and the adequacy of these arrangements is kept under review. Any prosecutions are undertaken by the flag State. More generally, any machinery for enforcement in an exclusive economic 331W zone would need to be considered in the light of the outcome of the United Nations Law of the Sea Conference.