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Volume 168: debated on Wednesday 28 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any plans to give local authorities powers to control jet-skiing; and if he will make a statement.

Local authorities already have powers to make byelaws regulating the use of jet ski's under the various Public Health Acts and the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976. Harbour authorities and the National Rivers Authority are similarly empowered.