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The Race Relations (Offshore Employment) Order 1987

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Race Relations (Offshore Employment) Order 1987 and shall come into force on 1st November 1987.

(2) In this Order:—

“the 1976 Act” means the Race Relations Act 1976;

“the Frigg Gas Field” means the naturally occurring gas-bearing sand formations of the lower Eocene age located in the vicinity of the intersection of the line of latitude 59° 53' North and of the dividing line between the sectors of the Continental Shelf of the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Norway and includes all other gas-bearing strata from which gas at the start of production is capable of flowing into the above-mentioned gas-bearing sand formations;

“oversea company” has the same meaning as in section 744 of the Companies Act 1985(1)(b).

2.—(1) In relation to employment concerned with exploration of the sea bed or subsoil or the exploitation of their natural resources, but subject to paragraph (2), subsections (1) to (3) of section 8 of the 1976 Act shall have effect as if in both subsection (1) and subsection (3) the last reference to Great Britain included:—

(a)any area for the time being designated under section 1(7) of the Continental Shelf Act 1964(2)(a) except an area or part of an area in which the law of Northern Ireland applies; and

(b)in relation to employment concerned with the exploration or exploitation of the Frigg Gas Field, the part of the Norwegian sector of the Continental Shelf described in the Schedule to this Order.

(2) This Order shall have no application to employment which is concerned with the exploration or exploitation of the Frigg Gas Field unless the employer is:—

(a)a company registered under the Companies Act 1985,

(b)an oversea company which has established a place of business within Great Britain from which it directs the offshore operations in question, or

(c)any other person who has a place of business within Great Britain from which he directs the offshore operations in question.

G. I. de Derey

Clerk of the Privy Council

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