§ Sir Anthony Meyer
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) if he will hold consultations with local authorities on measures which might be taken to reduce the danger to swimmers from power boats travelling close inshore off bathing beaches;
(2) if he will introduce regulations to provide for the marking of areas off bathing beaches where power boats are prohibited.
§ Mr. Portillo
I have been asked to reply.
Local authorities already have powers to make byelaws to make provision for the safety of the public in these circumstances; and I consider that they are best placed to determine what measures should be taken.