§ Mr. Viggers
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer to the right hon. Member for Worthing (Mr. Higgins)Official Report, 22 February, column 277, on powers of local authorities in respect of control of the operation of waterborne jet ski machines, whether he proposes to increase such powers.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
We have no plans at present to introduce legislation to increase authorities' powers in this area. This is one of a number of safety related issues being considered by a working group on water sports safety which has been appointed by the Minister for Sport. I understand that it will report its conclusions this summer.