HC Deb 23 March 1925 vol 182 c71W

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been drawn to the damage that has been done to the sea front of Sidmouth by the recent gales, necessitating expense to the ratepayers for emergency work before the main sea-wall question is tackled at all; and whether any grant can be made to the local authority towards meeting the heavy charge that is thrown upon the ratepayers, and assisting to employ men who are out of work in making good the damage?


A grant could be made by the Unemployment Grants Committee if a satisfactory scheme for the protection of public property were submitted, and if the conditions on which they may make grants are satisfied. Alternatively application might be made to the Ministry of Transport for a road grant.