HL Deb 31 July 1997 vol 582 c98WA
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.