Mr. Gareth Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (1) if he will make a statement on the outcome of the inter-departmental review of coastal safety, with particular reference to the use of personal water craft; 
(2) if he will make a statement on progress made by his Department in encouraging more responsible use of personal water craft. 
§ Ms Glenda Jackson
Consideration is currently being given to the results of consultation on the ways in which safety of non-regulated pleasure vessels can be improved, which incorporates input from both the Environment and Transport points of view. A decision on the way forward will be made in the next few months.