Environment Food and Rural Affairs
Norman Baker (Cabinet Office; Lewes, Liberal Democrat)
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will discuss with (a) the European Commission and (b) the Italian authorities the illegal use of driftnets by Italian fishermen in the Mediterranean.
Jonathan R Shaw (Parliamentary Under-Secretary (and Minister for the South East), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Chatham and Aylesford, Labour)
My ministerial predecessor, my hon. Friend Mr. Bradshaw, took the opportunity at the 11-