§ 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; 366W
(2) what plans he has to make the provision of lifeguards on popular tourist beaches a statutory responsibility of local authorities. 
§ 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.