§ SIR H. AUBREY-FLETCHER (Sussex, Lewes)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether the attention of the Local Government Board has been drawn to the erosion by the action of the sea of the cliffs adjoining the high road leading from Brighton to Rottingdean, and thence to Newhaven, and which threatens to destroy the road in certain places; and whether, in view of the expense that would be incurred in procuring land up the Downs, and making a new road, he proposes to take any action in the matter.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. GERALD BALFOUR, Leeds, Central)
I have received some representations with regard to this road. The matter is not one with respect to which I am empowered to take any compulsory action, but I am informed that the road is a main road vested in the East Sussex County Council, and I am communicating with the council on the subject.
§ MR. JOHN BURNS (Battersea)
Does the right hon. Gentleman apprchend danger of any further land slide in that district?