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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 pm on 23rd March 2017.

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Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons 12:00 pm, 23rd March 2017

My hon. Friend asks his question in a great historical tradition, because Magna Carta itself mentions the importance of maintaining fish weirs in the River Thames. He has drawn attention to one of the great successes of recent decades: the renewal of marine and river life in the estuaries of the Thames and other rivers that serve our country’s great industrial cities. I hope the money that was announced recently will enable that development to be taken further forward.