LIABILITY OF CARRIERS OF PASSENGERS BY
SEA AND INLAND WATERWAY IN THE EVENT OF ACCIDENTS (6827/06)
Letter from the Chairman to Stephen Ladyman
MP, Minister of State for Transport, Department for Transport
Sub-Committee B considered this document and
your Explanatory Memorandum at its meeting on 24 April 2006.
We note and share the Government's serious concerns
over the proposed Regulation's conformity with the principle of
subsidiarity; its potential conflicts with existing legislation
and its potential impact on the insurance industry.
We look forward to receiving a supplementary
Explanatory Memorandum with a Regulatory Impact Assessment when
the details of the Proposal are clearer, and would be grateful
for news of any significant developments in negotiations on this
We will maintain scrutiny on this proposal at
25 April 2006