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Melbourne Marine Service

Volume 450: debated on Friday 20 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with (a) the Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department and (b) the Scottish Executive Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning Department on the ship-to-ship oil transfer planning application by Melbourne Marine Service in the Firth of Forth. (95377)

The information is as follows.

(a) Shipping is a reserved matter. The Department is in frequent contact with the Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department on a number of issues, including this one.

(b) The Department has had no such discussions with the Scottish Executive Enterprise Transport and Lifelong Learning Department.