Closed consultation

A new era for the waterways

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Original consultation

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Summary

A supplementary consultation on certain aspects of the proposed Transfer Order for transferring the functions of British Waterways in England and Wales to a New Waterways Charity and for making consequential provision in Scotland.

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Summary of responses

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Consultation letter

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Consultation document

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Consultation description

A supplementary consultation on certain aspects of the proposed Transfer Order for transferring the functions of British Waterways in England and Wales to a New Waterways Charity and for making consequential provision in Scotland.

Summary

Following the consultation held earlier in the year, ‘A New Era for the Waterways’, this is a limited, supplementary consultation on certain aspects of the proposed Transfer Order under the Public Bodies Bill for transferring the functions of British Waterways in England and Wales to a New Waterways Charity and for making consequential provision in Scotland.

The consultation is aimed at:

  • people who use the waterways as part of their daily lives or have an interest in them;
  • people who do not use the waterways but want to or who could potentially benefit from them;
  • people actively involved in the waterways;
  • minority groups with an interest in the waterways;
  • business users of the waterways, including hireboat and commercial operators, boat builders;
  • waterside businesses and businesses with an indirect stake;
  • national and local government and key national and local stakeholders;
  • national and local interest groups;
  • national interest groups such as environmental and recreational non-governmental organisations and industry federations; and statutory advisers to Government.