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Committee for the Environment - Responses

Draft UK Marine Bill

Environment Committee Office 
Room 245 
Parliament Buildings 
Stormont 
BT4 3XX 
Tel 028 9052 1347 
Fax 028 9052 1795

Arlene Foster 
Minister of the Environment 
Clarence Court 
Adelaide Street 
Belfast 
BT2 8GB

20 May 2008

Dear Arlene

Draft UK Marine Bill

At its meeting on 31 January the Committee was briefed by Departmental officials and the Northern Ireland Marine Task Force on the proposals for the development of new policies and legislation relating to the marine environment in Northern Ireland.

The Committee further considered the draft UK Marine Bill at its meeting on 20 May 2008 when Departmental officials again briefed members.

The Committee decided that it had broad support for the principles of the Bill and look forward to further briefings from officials as work on the Bill progresses.

Yours Sincerely

Patsy McGlone 
Chairperson – Committee for the Environment

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