HC Deb 19 June 1907 vol 176 cc448-9

To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether, in view of the approaching completion of the repair of the sea-wall at North Fambridge by the unemployed, any steps are being or will be taken to continue their employment by extending the scheme of work, reclaiming further submerged land in the estuary of the Crouch and strengthening the sea-walls.

(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) I am informed that a sub-committee of the Central (Unemployed) Body for London are about to consider the possibilities of a scheme for reclaiming a further area of land in the neighbourhood of Brandy Hole, Hockley, but that, unless the local residents are willing to assist, there is very little prospect of the work being taken in hand. I may add that I understand that, owing to a slip in the bank wall at Fambridge, further work there may have to be undertaken.