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]
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.