HC Deb 04 November 1997 vol 300 cc138-9W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, transport and the Regions what representations he has received urging greater control over jet-skis and similar powered water craft; and if he will make a statement. [13327]

Ms Glenda Jackson

Some 150 responses have been received to wide-ranging consultation exercises intended to establish views on possible improvements to the control of personal watercraft and other non-regulated pleasure vessels. The Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions is in an excellent position to bring together those dealing with marine safety, harbours and coastal authorities to review means of improving safety. The responses are being analysed and recommendations are expected to be made to Ministers within the next few months.