§ Ann Winterton
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what role she proposes for English regional assemblies in the governance of fisheries out to 12 nautical miles from the baseline. 
§ Mr. Morley
None. The powers and functions of elected regional assemblies are fully set out in the regional governance White Paper "Your Region, Your Choice" (Cm 5511). These proposals have no implications for the governance of fisheries either within or outside 12 nautical miles from the baseline.