HC Deb 28 July 1971 vol 822 c123W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in the light of the recommendation of the inquest jury sitting at Cardigan after the death of a Wolverhampton schoolgirl in an accident while swimming involving a powerboat, what action he now intends to take to control the use of such boats near beaches.

Mr. Sharples

I understand that the jury's recommendation was that local authorities should take steps necessary to ensure the safety of bathers. Local authorities have power to make byelaws for this purpose.