HC Deb 17 June 2002 vol 387 cc76-7W
Miss Begg

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to liaise with the(a) Secretary of State for Education and Skills and (b) the devolved Parliament and Assemblies to find new ways of promoting Sea Safety and the Sea Smart code. [62435]

Mr. Jamieson

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) as the executive agency with responsibility for Sea Safety and Sea Smart is currently developing new approaches to improve safety at sea and at the coast and will liaise with the Department for Education and Skills and also the devolved Administrations.

Within its current business plan the agency has three pilot projects in progress on accident prevention across the leisure and fishing industries to develop suitable methods to improve sea safety and to measure the impact of any new measures.