HC Deb 19 November 1945 vol 416 cc20-1
47. Brigadier Medlicott

asked the Prime Minister if he will take steps to make one Government Department primarily responsible for dealing with the problem of resisting the erosive action of the sea around the coast of England.

Mr. H. Morrison

The matter is under consideration.

Mr. Boothby

May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether he will bear in mind that Scotland also has a coast?

Mr. Morrison

I understand that Scotland has a very lengthy coast, and it will not be forgotten.

Lieut. - Commander Joynson -Hicks

Will the right hon. Gentleman also bear in mind that erosion has been greatly increased by the lack of repairs to sea defences owing to the war, and that these sea defences have not yet been repaired?

Mr. Morrison

That point shall be noted.

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