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Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009

Type of Bill:
Government Bill
Sponsor:
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath / Hilary Benn
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Lords

  1. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Last event

Act of Parliament

House Act Date
Commons Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 | PDF version, 1MB 20.11.2009

Latest news on the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009

Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 12 November.

The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law).

Summary of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009

A draft Marine Bill was published on 3 April 2008 for public consultation. It was also subject to pre-legislative scrutiny by Parliament. The Bill covers a broad range of marine issues.

Key areas

  • Sets up a new Marine Management Organisation under which many of the existing, diverse areas of marine regulation would be centralised
  • streamlines the existing marine licensing system and provides powers to create a joined-up marine planning policy
  • introduces new measures to reform fisheries management
  • provides a framework for establishing marine conservation zones
  • enables the creation of a walkable route around the English coast.

 

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