HC Deb 11 February 1946 vol 419 c22
45. Lieut.-Colonel Mackeson

asked the Prime Minister if he is aware that there are many obstacles on the Kent coast above the level of low tide which are causing inconvenience to the inshore fishermen and the local residents; and it he will take steps to achieve some co ordination between the Ministry of Agriculture, the Admiralty, the War Office, the Air Ministry and the Ministry of Aircraft Production, all of whom have been involved in recent cases, in order to ensure the early removal of such obstacles.

The Prime Minister (Mr. Attlee)

Good progress is being made in the clearance of military works from the coast within their boundaries by the corporations of holiday towns in this area, working on schemes approved by the War Office. The removal in the public interest of military works, not arranged under one of these schemes by a local authority, is normally undertaken on the responsibility of the Civil Department whose duty it is to safeguard the particular public interest involved. Committees of local representatives of all Departments concerned are now in process of formation to ensure local co-ordination and assignments of responsibility.