We need your support to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can continue to hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Territorial Waters

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 7th November 2014.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to declare a contiguous zone around the coastline of the UK; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

There are no plans to declare a contiguous zone. A working group of government officials, led by the National Crime Agency, will meet in December to start considering the case for introducing the domestic powers which would be required before any contiguous zone could be enforced.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.