HC Deb 23 March 1965 vol 709 cc304-5
19. Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what is his policy on an increase in the number of yacht marinas.

Mr. MacColl

My right hon. Friend has no objection to marinas in the right places.

Mr. Lloyd

Will the hon. Gentleman bear in mind that dinghy sailing and boating are probably the fastest growing popular sports in the country and that 1,700 clubs and about 500,000 people are involved? As there is a shortage of moorings, will he see that his Department takes an encouraging attitude towards these proposals?

Mr. MacColl

My right hon. Friend is very anxious to do so, but in some cases the planning conditions do not make this a desirable development.