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International Council for Exploration of the Sea: Finance

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN HL10704, tabled on 25 November 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to sign the Memorandum of Understanding with the International Council for Exploration of the Seas (ICES); if so, when; and what annual budget they intend to allocate for ICES' research and scientific activities from 2021.

Answered on

9 December 2020

The UK is in the process of finalising the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). The UK expects to sign the MoU in time for it to enter into force on 1 January 2021.

The cost to the UK for advice received from ICES will be outlined within the MoU.