§ MR. BIGGAR
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, If he can state what authority (if any) the Wallasey Local Board has over the foreshore of New Brighton, and what rights the owners of property have to the portion of the foreshore in front thereof?
§ MR. COURTNEY
Sir, the Wallasey Local Board hold a lease of seven acres of foreshore at New Brighton for a term which expires in 1939. They lately held a lease of about two miles of foreshore on each side of New Brighton Ferry for the purpose of preserving order on the shore, and to prevent the uuauthorized removal of shingle; this lease has recently expired, and negotiations are pending for its renewal. It is not known that the owners of property at or near New Brighton have any rights over the soil of the foreshore.