§ Lord Beaumont of Whitley
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether, as recommended by Foresight (Progress Through Partnership) 16 Marine, published by the Office of Science and Technology, they intend to "appoint a lead Department to act as the United Kingdom authority for co-ordinating and sponsoring marine policy in support of industry" and, if so, which.
§ Lord Clinton-Davis
This is one of several recommendations which seeks to improve co-ordination within government of issues affecting the marine sector and is currently under consideration.