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Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL]

Volume 706: debated on Thursday 4 December 2008

First Reading

A Bill to make provision in relation to marine functions and activities; to make provision about migratory and freshwater fish; to make provision for and in connection with the establishment of an English coastal walking route and of rights of access to land near the English coast; to enable the making of Assembly Measures in relation to Welsh coastal routes for recreational journeys and rights of access to land near the Welsh coast; to make further provision in relation to Natural England and the Countryside Council of Wales; to make provision in relation to works which are detrimental to navigation; to amend the Harbours Act 1964; and for connected purposes.

The Bill was introduced by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon, read a first time and ordered to be printed.