§ Lord Fearn
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What further safety consultation, if any, they intend to bring forward regarding jet ski water sport. [HL4687]
§ Lord Macdonald of Tradeston
Her Majesty's Government are committed to continuously improving maritime safety. The approach adopted for personal watercraft safety is to pursue a programme of education rather than regulation. Along with national sporting bodies, manufacturers, local authorities and other water safety organisations, they are conducting an ongoing safety campaign to encourage the users of personal water craft (including jet skis) and other powered craft to get better training to make them aware of their responsibilities to other water users. Foremost is a code of conduct for non-regulated pleasure vessels, produced as a series of waterproof pocket-sized cards, which is publicised at national events such as boat shows and is freely available to members of the public.