§ Mr. Spearing
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what changes he has suggested or promoted to amend or repeal hours of work regulations concerning maximum permitted hours of(a) officers and (b) others on ships registered in the United Kingdom or ships in regular passenger services to or from the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Norris
In 1993, the Department sent out for consultation draft regulations and a draft merchant shipping notice on hours of work and rest on United Kingdom-registered ships. The drafts are being reviewed in the light of the responses to the consultation documents and of discussions with both sides of industry. We hope to lay the regulations before Parliament early in 1995.