HC Deb 18 June 1973 vol 858 c36W
Mr. Nicholas Edwards

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is satisfied that existing powers to regulate the use of power boats and water skis in proximity to popular beaches are adequate and are being effectively used; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Lane

I do not think that these powers are in general inadequate. Their exercise is a matter for local authorities, but the Government are studying certain problems of enforcement which have arisen. The Home Office issued guidance last year on a buoyage system designed to segregate bathers from power boat users.