HC Deb 28 March 2001 vol 365 cc630-1W
Dr. Tonge

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (1) what recent representations he has received concerning the damage caused to wrecks by divers; [155156]

what plans he has to introduce legislation controlling diving around wrecks; [155150]

Mr. Hill

There have been no representations that my Department has been able to identify.

My Department has no plans for legislation with regard to non-military wrecks. However, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence issued a consultation document on 14 February 2001 concerning the enactment of the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986. A copy of the consultation document is in the Libraries of the House.