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Seas and Oceans: Legislation

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 25 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he plans to publish the Marine Bill; and if he will make a statement. (160108)

The Government’s draft legislative programme states that we are considering publishing a draft Marine Bill in the next Session of Parliament—we are working towards doing this in early 2008. Publishing the Marine Bill in draft will allow us to get the legislation right and lead to a better Bill.