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The Employment Protection (Offshore Employment) (Amendment) Order 1981

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6.  Subject to 7 and 8 below, the provisions of the 1978 Act except section 29 shall apply for such purposes as are relevant to or in relation to persons in employment to which this Order applies.

7.  The application of the provisions of the 1978 Act is subject to the modification that:—

(a)section 141 shall have effect in respect of employment to which this Order applies as if the references to Great Britain included the territorial waters, the waters in any designated area (other than an area or part of an area in which the law of Northern Ireland applies) and the waters in the foreign sector of the continental shelf, and subsection (5) were omitted;

(b)section 144(1)(a) shall have effect as if the word “British” were omitted;

(c)the reference in paragraph 14(1)(a) of Schedule 13 to Great Britain shall be treated as including the territorial waters, the waters in any designated area (other than an area or part of an area in which the law of Northern Ireland applies) and the waters in the foreign sector of the continental shelf;

(d)in Schedule 15 paragraph 10(1) for the words “before 28th February 1972” there are substituted the words “before 21st June 1976”;

(e)in Schedule 15 paragraph 12 for the words “before 6th December 1965” there are substituted the words “before 21st June 1976”.

8.  The provisions of Part VI of the Act shall not apply so as to affect the exclusion of any merchant seaman from that Part by the Redundancy Payments (Merchant Seamen Exclusion) Order 1973 or the disregarding of any period of employment pursuant to Article 4 of that Order.

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