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Merchant Shipping Act 1979

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22Provisions supplementary to s. 21

(1)Safety regulations may—

(a)make different provision for different circumstances and,

in particular, make provision for an individual case;

(b)be made so as to apply only in such circumstances as are prescribed by the regulations ;

(c)be made so as to extend outside the United Kingdom;

(d)contain such incidental, supplemental and transitional provisions as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.

(2)Where the Secretary of State proposes to make safety regulations or he or another person proposes to give an approval in pursuance of safety regulations it shall be the duty of the Secretary of State or other person, before he gives effect to the proposal, to consult such persons in the United Kingdom (if any) as he considers will be affected by the proposal.

(3)The Secretary of State may by regulations—

a) make such repeals or other modifications of provisions of the Merchant Shipping Acts, of any instruments made under those Acts and of the Anchors and Chain Cables Act 1967 as he considers appropriate in consequence or in anticipation of the making of safety regulations;

(b)make such repeals or other modifications of provisions of any enactment passed and any instrument made before the passing of this Act as he considers appropriate in connection with any modification made or to be made in pursuance of the preceding paragraph ;

(c)provide for anything done under a provision repealed or otherwise modified by virtue of either of the preceding paragraphs to have effect as if done under safety regulations and make such other transitional provision and such incidental and supplemental provision as he considers appropriate in connection with any modification made by virtue of either of those paragraphs.

(4)Nothing in subsections (3) to (6) of the preceding section or subsection (1) of this section shall be construed as prejudicing the generality of subsection (1) of the preceding section.

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