HC Deb 07 July 1960 vol 626 c51W
50. Mr. Awbery

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that lives are being lost by people who endeavour to save from drowning swimmers who have entered the sea on beaches which are clearly marked as dangerous to bathers; and if he will introduce legislation to make it an offence for people to bathe in sections of beaches that are marked in any way by local authorities as dangerous to bathers.

Mr. Vosper

My right hon. Friend is aware that such accidents occur from time to time. Local authorities have power to make byelaws regulating the areas in which public bathing is permitted, and my right hon. Friend has received no representations that these powers are inadequate.