HL Deb 03 April 1979 vol 399 c1887WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether it is their view that the mooring cables of an installation established for the exploration or exploitation of the natural resources of the Continental Shelf, or of its superjacent waters, are a part of that installation, and thus able to generate a 500 metre safety zone throughout their length.


I refer the noble Lord to the Answer I gave on 8th March (Official Report, col. 354). It is the view of Her Majesty's Government that, for the purpose of determining the configuration of safety zones, mooring cables can be regarded as part of an installation where this is justified by the particular circumstances of the installation in question.