Proposals for amending this Regulation were sent at the beginning of September for comment to the fishermen's associations, the local authorities and other interested bodies and persons. The replies received are being considered. It is not possible yet to say what the details of the amendment will be.
I fully appreciate my hon. Friend's concern, but I am sure that he is as desirous as we are of consulting all the bodies interested in this piece of legislation. The delay at the moment is with some of those bodies.