§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the first report of the National Marine Safety Steering Committee was published; and what proposals he intends to bring forward to tighten safety regulations for powered recreational marine craft, and to control the use of jet skis in the vicinity of bathing beaches.
§ Mr. Norris
The first report of the National Marine Safety Steering Committee—NMSSC—was issued on 21 October 1993. The report includes a number of recommendations referred to the NMSSC from the district marine safety committees which relate to the regulation and safe operation of recreational craft generally. Those recommendations are now under consideration.