§ Mr. J. Freeman
I regret that I am unable to estimate the quantity. Although schemes for the removal by local authorities of the bulk of the steel and wire placed on beaches on the South coast have been approved, I understand that progress has been retarded by shortage of labour. There is also material on privately owned beaches on the South coast. The responsibility for removal from such beaches, where it is in the public interest, rests with the Ministry of Works. Resources of military labour are not sufficient normally to undertake this work.
§ Mr. Douglas Marshall
Is the Minister aware that Par beach is not yet cleared, and that the month of May is fast drawing to its close?