HC Deb 22 February 1994 vol 238 c182W
Mr. Channon

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if she will make a statement about progress towards deciding on the proposed regulating order for the Thames cockle industry.

Mr. Jack

As I indicated in my reply of 17 December 1993, column1070, this is now in the hands of the Kent and Essex sea fisheries committee, which is seeking to resolve the concerns of objectors to the proposed order.