Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 8th February 2019.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Fisheries, Flooding and Water)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of 29 January 2019, Official Report, column 9, on what date his Department plans to lay before Parliament a draft Statutory Instrument to ban electro-pulse beam fishing.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The draft Statutory Instrument containing the pulse beam trawling amendments, The Common Fisheries Policy and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, is due to be laid on 12 February. The relevant amendments are in Part 3, Amendments of the Technical Conservation Regulations.

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