HL Deb 06 October 2003 vol 653 cc51-2WA
The Duke of Montrose

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the answer by the Lord Whitty on 17 September (HL Deb, col. 992) with regard to jet- skis, what by-laws can be imposed on inland waterways where there is an established right of navigation. [HL4576]

Lord Whitty

The inland waterways which are subject to a public right of navigation are generally managed by navigation authorities. Navigation authorities’ powers vary but most have powers under the local legislation applying to their waterways to make by-laws controlling the use of craft such as jet-skis. On most waterways there are already by-laws regulating the speed of vessels. Certain bodies other than navigation authorities may be also able to make by-laws controlling jet-skis on waterways under powers in public general Acts.