HC Deb 25 April 1985 vol 77 c553W
Mr. Ward

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will take steps to prohibit the use of surface decompression techniques during North sea diving operations except in the case of an emergency.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

A Government-sponsored research project is currently being undertaken to examine the problems associated with decompression practices in North sea diving operations and, as necessary, to advise on modification and safe procedures. Further action will be considered in the light of the research results.