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Antarctic Bill (Draft)

Volume 714: debated on Tuesday 10 November 2009

Statement

My honourable friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Chris Bryant) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

I am pleased to inform the House that the draft Antarctic Bill has been laid today, as Command Paper (Cm 7635). The draft Bill will now be open for public consultation until 12 February 2010 and key stakeholders have been written to requesting their views. The Command Paper is available from the Vote Office and on the FCO website at www.fco.gov.uk/antarcticbill.