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Marine Management Organisation

Volume 707: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

Statement

My honourable friend the Minister for the Natural and Marine Environment, Wildlife and Rural Affairs (Huw Irranca-Davies) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) will become the UK Government’s marine delivery body, subject to the passage of the Marine and Coastal Access Bill.

In line with the Marine and Coastal Access Bill, it is proposed the MMO will set the standard in the UK and internationally for strategy and planning in the marine and coastal environment, so delivering the Government’s commitment to introduce a new framework for the sea that meets conservation, energy and resource needs.

I will make an announcement regarding the location of the Marine Management Organisation before the House rises for the Recess.

Relevant supporting information will also be placed in the Library of the House.