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Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009

Paragraph 3: The Government of Wales Act 2006

939.Paragraph 4(1)(a) of Schedule 3 to GOWA extends the power confirmed in section 58(1)(c) of that Act to provide that a Minister of the Crown may only exercise functions under Part 2 of FEPA in “Welsh controlled waters” after consultation with the Welsh Ministers. “Welsh controlled waters” are defined in paragraph 4(2) of Schedule 3 to GOWA as that part of the sea beyond the seaward boundary of the territorial sea which is adjacent to Wales.

940.Paragraph 3 of this Schedule amends paragraph 4 of Schedule 3 to GOWA by replacing reference to the Minister of the Crown’s functions under Part 2 of FEPA with their direct equivalents in Part 4 of the Act.

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