HC Deb 20 December 1999 vol 341 cc365-6W
Ms Atherton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what representations he has received on making the provision of lifeguards a statutory responsibility for local authorities; [102560]

(2) what plans he has to make the provision of lifeguards on popular tourist beaches a statutory responsibility of local authorities. [102562]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary is not aware of any representations on this matter, and there are no current proposals for legislation.

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