The Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network

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Oct

Defra Marine Bill Newsletter 6

Defra published ‘A Sea Change’, a Marine Bill White Paper, and a partial Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) on 16th March 2007. The three-month consultation period ended on 8th June.

A full review of the 8519 responses which were received can be found here.

This is summarized in Newsletter 6 available here.

On 11 July 07 the Prime Minister made a statement that Westminster will seek to ensure that as many Bills as possible are published for pre-legislative scrutiny; the Marine Bill being considered for publication in draft.

This will be determined at the beginning of the Autumn 2007 session but the earliest the Marine Bill in draft could be expected would be early 2008.

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