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Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003

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112Shipping legislation: application to structures, craft, &c.

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(1)The Secretary of State may by order—

(a)provide for a shipping provision to apply (with or without modification) in relation to specified things which are used, navigated or situated wholly or partly in or on water;

(b)provide for a shipping provision not to apply in relation to specified things which are used, navigated or situated wholly or partly in or on water;

(c)modify a shipping provision in its application in relation to specified things which are used, navigated or situated wholly or partly in or on water.

(2)In this section “shipping provision” means a provision which—

(a)is made by or by virtue of an Act (including this Act), and

(b)is expressed to apply in relation to ships, vessels or boats (or a specified class or description of ship, vessel or boat).

(3)An order under subsection (1) may, in particular, be made in respect of a provision which—

(a)confers power to legislate, or

(b)creates an offence.

(4)An order under subsection (1) shall have effect despite (and may amend) any provision which—

(a)forms part of or relates to the shipping provision concerned, and

(b)defines “ship”, “vessel” or “boat” or in any other way limits or determines the application of the shipping provision concerned.

(5)An order under subsection (1) may—

(a)make different provision for different purposes;

(b)make provision for an individual case;

(c)make provision which applies only in specified circumstances;

(d)make transitional provision.

(6)An order under subsection (1)(a) or (c) may provide for the shipping provision not to apply, or to apply with specified modifications, where it would conflict with a specified provision or class of provision made by or by virtue of an enactment.

(7)An order under subsection (1)—

(a)shall be made by statutory instrument,

(b)shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament, and

(c)shall not be made unless the Secretary of State has consulted with organisations in the United Kingdom which appear to him to be representative of persons who will be affected by the order.

(8)Section 311 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 (c. 21) (application of Act to structures, &c.) shall cease to have effect.

(9)This section extends to the whole of the United Kingdom.

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