HC Deb 01 July 1997 vol 297 cc122-3W
10. Mr. Whittingdale

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has to introduce regulation to govern the use of wet-bikes; and if he will make a statement. [4673]

Angela Eagle

Local authorities have powers to regulate seaside pleasure boats for the prevention of danger, obstruction or annoyance to persons bathing in the sea or using the seashore and for the prevention and suppression of nuisances. We shall be considering whether existing powers are adequate as part of my Department's review of coastal byelaws.