HC Deb 29 March 1927 vol 204 cc1027-8
13. Lieut.-Colonel MOORE

asked the President of the Board of Trade when he proposes to give effect to the undertaking he gave some time ago to a deputation representing a large number of coastal districts to the effect that he would introduce legislation dealing with the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Coast Erosion?


My hon. and gallant Friend will remember that while I expressed the hope that it might be possible to introduce legislation at some future date, I stated plainly that I could give no undertaking as to when this could be done.

Lieut.-Colonel MOORE

Is the Minister aware that the amenities, and indeed, security of many of our seaside towns are being seriously threatened by the absence of adequate legislation to deal with this matter? Further, is he aware that in my own constituency, which largely depends on its golf courses to attract visitors, three holes have been lost in the last three months owing to the lack of coastal protection?


I should indeed be sorry to find that the hon. and gallant Gentleman's constituency had lost any of its well-known attractions, but he knows how far the time of the House is already proportioned.