HC Deb 28 July 1960 vol 627 cc193-4W
102. Mr, G. Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received from local authorities in coastal areas about the increasing danger to bathers, and others, from speedboats; and whether he will introduce legislation to control the use of speedboats and safeguard the public.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I am aware that a number of local authorities are concerned about this matter, and I am considering, in consultation with my right hon. Friends the Minister of Housing and Local Government and the Minister for Welsh Affairs and the Minister of Transport the possibility of extending the powers of local authorities to make bye-laws on the subject.