§ Mr. Win Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, what proposals he has to improve the protection of the coastline and offshore waters; and when he expects to implement them.
§ Mr. Maclean
The Government are committed to ensure the effective protection of the coastal and marine environment. It has recently published a draft planning policy guidance note on the coast which proposes strengthened protection. The Government's proposals for140W the coast will be set out more fully in our response to the recent report on coastal zone protection and planning from the Environment Committee of the House of Commons for the Session 1991–92.