HC Deb 22 June 1954 vol 529 cc228-9
43. Mr. Blyton

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government how many coastal authorities have received 100 per cent. grant, arising from storm damage, since 31st January, 1953.

Mr. Marples

Up to now 44 coastal authorities have been promised full reimbursement, subject to audit, of certain classes of expenditure including the cost of repairing existing coast protection works up to their condition as it was immediately before 31st January, 1953.

Mr. Blyton

I thank the Minister for that answer, but is he aware that he has given a meagre grant to the Seaham Urban District Council, which has a big task in dealing with the storm damage of 1953?

Mr. Marples

As the hon. Gentleman knows, a meeting with the Seaham Urban District Council has been fixed for 22nd June, and at that meeting the whole question will he discussed.