Marine Policy Statement

19 November 2010

Oral evidence Session

Wednesday 24 November 2010  - Committee Room 16


At 3.00 pm

  • Richard Benyon MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Marine Environment and Fisheries, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee will hold this oral evidence session on the Marine Policy Statement (MPS) which is the first step in the planning system introduced under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. The Committee will scrutinise the draft MPS, which was published by Defra in July 2010, to establish whether it meets the requirements of the Act and provides a coherent and practical framework for decision-making in the UK area.

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee will hold this oral evidence session in relation to the Marine Policy Statement inquiry.

The meeting will take place in a committee room in the House of Commons.

Visitors should check the exact location nearer the time on

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