Thursday, February 01, 2007

Broads Bill blocked after MPs object

The controversial broads Bill has been blocked in Parliament after objections by two MPs.

That means it will now be subject to a full debate, and the concerns of many Broads boaters will have to be taken into account.

Norfolk Tory MPs Keith Simpson and Richard Bacon said they wanted to see more scrutiny and transparency as the bill went through the legislative processs, after complaints and petitions.

Some feel the extra safety measures create unnecessary bureaucracy, while pike anglers are wary of new powers to designate areas boats can and can't use.

More here.