HC Deb 08 May 2001 vol 368 c42W
Mr. Sarwar

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how he proposes to meet the Government's aims of achieving sustainable development and maintaining biodiversity in the marine environment. [160727]

Mr. Meacher

My Department is leading a review of marine nature conservation looking specifically at how to address this matter. The interim report of the review, which has recently been presented to Ministers, sets out a number of recommendations aimed at meeting these aims. I have today agreed to the publication of the interim report on my Department's website and placed copies in the Libraries of the House.