§ MR. SUMMERBELL
I bog to ask the hon. Member for East Bristol, as Church Estates Commissioner, whether his attention has been called to the condition of Whit burn Beach, near Sunderland, due to the continual deposit of refuse from the adjoining collieries, amounting in one day to forty-three railway truck loads and seventeen contractor's wagon loads, or a total quantity of about 500 tons; and, if so, what action, if any, he intends to take to put a stop to it.
§ MR. CHARLES HOBHOUSE (Bristol, E.)
The Commissioners are the lessors of the collieries, but the beach or foreshore in question is not their property, and they have therefore no power over the parties concerned in this matter.