At the meeting on 7 January 2016 the Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure considered the Fisheries Bill. Given the short timescales involved in completing the Committee Stage of the Bill the Committee voted not to scrutinise the clauses relevant to the DCAL remit (clauses 10 to 13). The Committee would like to thank those who provided a submission to the Bill and to those who agreed to brief the Committee on this issue.
Synopsis: The Fisheries Bill was introduced into the Assembly on 7 December 2015. The Bill is likely to successfully complete its Second Stage on 11 January 2016 and will then be referred to the Committee for its Committee Stage. Following the introduction of the Bill the Committee has provisionally agreed to put out a call for evidence to all interested parties in order to assist it with the scrutiny of the Inland Fisheries clauses the Bill - clauses 10,11, 12 and 13. The Committee will review this decision in early January. The closing date for submissions is 12.00pm on Wednesday 6 January 2016. Further information on the Committee's scrutiny of the Bill can be found below:
You can view the Fisheries Bill as introduced here
You can view the Explanatory and Financial Memorandum here