HC Deb 30 March 1926 vol 193 cc1833-4

asked the Minister of Transport the total cost of the new sea wall at Sidmouth, Devon; what road works were undertaken specifically in connection with this scheme; how much of the total expenditure was incurred in respect of such works; whether, in view of the provisions of the Development and Road Improvement Funds Act. 1909, as amended by the Roads Act, 1920, that advances from the Road Fund shall be made in respect of the construction of new roads or the maintenance and improvement of existing roads, a grant was made from the Road Fund in this case; and, if so, what was the amount of such grant?

Colonel ASHLEY

Particulars of the actual cost are not yet in my possession. I have offered a grant of £15,935 towards an estimated expenditure of £35,974 to be incurred by the Sidmouth Urban District Council in the restoration of the sea wall, which supports a classified road and is necessary for its maintenance.


Can my right hon. Friend state the length of the road in respect of which the grant has been given, and whether it only rims from one end of the sea wall to the other?

Colonel ASHLEY

No, Sir, I could not tell my hon. Friend that without notice.