HC Deb 28 June 1920 vol 131 cc58-9W

Lieut.-Colonel BUCKLEY asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Treasury has power to make a grant to an association of individuals, not trading for profit, for the purpose of the reclamation of land destroyed by the sea or the protection of land and property threatened by the sea; whether he is aware that the sea has made considerable inroads into the coast at Blundellsands, Lancashire, thereby destroying several valuable houses; and whether, subject to his powers in this respect, he is prepared to consider the granting of financial assistance in this case?

Mr. BALDWIN: Under Section 1 of the Development and Road Improvement Funds Act, 1909, the Treasury may, amongst other things, make grants upon the recommendation of the Development Commissioners to an association of persons not trading for profit for the purpose of the reclamation of land. An application made in accordance with the prescribed Regulations will be duly considered.

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