HC Deb 05 May 1971 vol 816 cc377-8W
Mr. Laurance Reed

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what consideration his Department has given to setting up marine parks or aquatic reserves below low-water mark.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

I look on this as a matter on which local authorities, regional sports councils and possibly private enterprise can best take the initiative. I understand, for example, that Deal Corporation has been considering, in consultation with the Greater London and South-East Sports Council, the setting up of a national playing field for water sports in an area of water off Deal and Walmer.