201 Power to extend employment legislation to offshore employment
201 Power to extend employment legislation to offshore employment

(1)     In this section “offshore employment” means employment for the purposes of activities—

(a)     in the territorial waters of the United Kingdom,

(b)     connected with the exploration of the sea-bed or subsoil, or the exploitation of their natural resources, in the United Kingdom sector of the continental shelf, or

(c)     connected with the exploration or exploitation, in a foreign sector of the continental shelf, of a cross-boundary petroleum field.

[(1)     In this section “offshore employment” means employment for the purposes of—

(a)     any activities in the territorial sea adjacent to the United Kingdom, or

(b)     any such activities as are mentioned in section 11(2) of the Petroleum Act 1998 in waters within subsection (8)(b) or (c) of that section.]

(2)     Her Majesty may by Order in Council provide that—

(a)     the provisions of this Act, and

(b)     any Northern Ireland legislation making provision for purposes corresponding to any of the purposes of this Act,

apply, to such extent and for such purposes as may be specified in the Order (with or without modification), to or in relation to a person in offshore employment.

(3)     An Order in Council under this section—

(a)     may make different provision for different cases,