HC Deb 03 November 1987 vol 121 c645W
Mr. Hill

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what mechanism is available for shipowners whereby certain minor exceptions to the new regulations, the Merchant Shipping (Closing and Opening in Hulls and Watertight Bulkheads) Regulations 1987, could be given, taking into account the type of operation, its geographical area of employment and the quality of its on-board training.

Mr. David Mitchell

Applications for exemption from any of these particular regulations should be made in writing directly to the chief surveyor at the nearest marine office of the Department of Transport. Such applications should always include a reasoned case for seeking exemption.