Merchant Shipping (Homosexual Conduct) Bill (HC Bill 23)




Repeal sections 146(4) and 147(3) of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and
consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present
Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Homosexual acts in the merchant navy: repeals

In the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, omit sections 146(4) and
147(3) (homosexual acts as grounds for dismissal from the crew of merchant

2 5Commencement, extent and short title

(1) This Act comes into force at the end of the period of two months beginning
with the day on which it is passed.

(2) The repeals made by section 1 have the same extent as the provisions to which
they relate.

(3) 10Subject to subsection (2), this Act extends to England and Wales, Scotland and
Northern Ireland.

(4) This Act may be cited as the Merchant Shipping (Homosexual Conduct) Act