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Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 17 June 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2009, Official Report, column 1729W, on shipping, when he expects to decide whether to conduct a second consultation exercise on the draft regulations; and if he will make a statement. (280123)

During the summer, consideration will be given by the Department for Transport, as to whether a second consultation will be required on draft regulations to control ship to ship transfers of oil in UK territorial waters taking account of comments made by consultees.