§ Lord Nickson
asked Her Majesty's Government:
When they intend to publish planning guidelines for Scottish local authorities on the location and regulation of fish farms in Scotland; and how long a period will be allowed for consultation on these guidelines once they are published. [HL2317]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Scottish Office (Lord Sewel)
Draft guidance on marine fish farms is currently at an advanced stage of preparation. It is envisaged that it will be issued for consultation later in the summer. A consultation period of at least two months will apply.