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Oil and Gas (Enterprise) Act 1982

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28Interpretation of Part IV

(1)In this Part—

  • " foreign sector of the continental shelf " means an area which is outside the territorial waters of any state and within which rights are exercisable by a state other than the United Kingdom with respect to the sea bed and subsoil and their natural resources ;

  • " installation" includes any floating structure or device maintained on a station by whatever means ;

  • "statutory maximum", in relation to a fine on summary conviction, means—

    (a)

    in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the prescribed sum within the meaning of section 32 of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 (at the passing of this Act £1,000); and

    (b)

    in Scotland, the prescribed sum within the meaning of section 289B of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 (at the passing of this Act £1,000); and for the purpose of the application of this definition in Northern Ireland the provisions of the said Act of 1980 which relate to the sum mentioned in paragraph (a) above shall extend to Northern Ireland ;

  • " submersible apparatus" has the same meaning as in section 16(2) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1974 ;

  • " vessel " includes a hovercraft, submersible apparatus and an installation which is in transit and " master "—

    (a)

    in relation to a hovercraft, means the captain ;

    (b)

    in relation to submersible apparatus, means the person in charge of the apparatus ; and

    (c)

    in relation to an installation which is in transit, means the person in charge of the transit operation.

(2)It is hereby declared that, notwithstanding that this Part may affect individuals or bodies corporate outside the United Kingdom, it applies to any individual whether or not he is a British subject, and to any body corporate whether or not incorporated under the law of any part of the United Kingdom.

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