HC Deb 01 December 1959 vol 614 cc119-20W
84. Sir C. Taylor

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what schemes have been submitted to him for safeguarding the foreshore from Normans Bay to Pevensey Bay, Sussex; and whether he is satisfied that the safety precautions are sufficient to protect the householders in this area against the ravages of the sea.

Mr. Hare

Since 1950, I have approved for grant an expenditure of £150,000 on this foreshore. The East Sussex River Board, which is responsible for protecting this area, tell me that there is no immediate danger, but that it has already begun work on the weakest places to prevent the erosion from developing. I am informed that these precautions are being taken with the utmost speed.

My hon. Friend will be glad to hear that the River Board is also engaged on the necessary survey in preparation for a major scheme of reinforcement for the whole frontage.