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Cultural Heritage: Seas and Oceans

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if her Department will take steps to consolidate and update legislation on the protection of marine heritage. (139824)

The White Paper, Heritage Protection for the 21st Century, published in March, set out our policy to develop an improved system of UK-wide marine heritage protection. We will be seeking parliamentary time for legislation to introduce these reforms. DCMS has also been closely involved with DEFRA throughout the development of proposals for a Marine Bill.