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Maritime Affairs: Ministerial Responsibility

Volume 589: debated on Thursday 30 April 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Which Minister is now responsible for co-ordinating the conduct of maritime affairs, as regards domestic policy, intra-European Union policy and global policy. [HL1612]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
(Baroness Hayman)

My right honourable friend the Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions is responsible for the co-ordination of UK government policy on the marine environment and shipping. My right honourable friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food is responsible for the co-ordination of fisheries policy. My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs is responsible for the co-ordination of some specific areas of global maritime affairs, including the Law of the Sea.