HC Deb 26 February 1907 vol 169 c1439

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury if he is aware that the Harton Coal Company have made no attempt to abate the nuisance of tipping slag, firebrick, and cinders on to the beach at Whitburn, near Sunderland, and that as a consequence this beach is being completely ruined as a pleasure resort; and, if so, whether he will at once take action in the matter with a view to its discontinuance.


I am informed that the Harton Coal Company have obtained possession of land which will be utilised as tipping ground, that they are now making the necessary arrangements to commence to utilise it, and that as soon as these are complete further tipping on the shore will be stopped.