Merchant Shipping (Homosexual Conduct) Bill

Explanatory Notes

What these notes do 

These Explanatory Notes relate to the Merchant Shipping (Homosexual Conduct) Bill as introduced in the House of Commons on 29 June 2016 (Bill 23).

· These Explanatory Notes have been prepared by the Department for Transport, with the consent of John Glen, the Member in charge of the Bill, in order to assist the reader of the Bill and to help inform debate on it. They do not form part of the Bill and have not been endorsed by Parliament.

· These Explanatory Notes explain what each part of the Bill will mean in practice; provide background information on the development of policy; and provide additional information on how the Bill will affect existing legislation in this area.

· These Explanatory Notes might best be read alongside the Bill. They are not, and are not intended to be, a comprehensive description of the Bill.


Prepared 13th January 2017