HC Deb 23 March 1965 vol 709 cc39-40W
21. Mr. Stainton

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what steps are being taken to prevent erosion on the coastline between Havergate Island and Landguard Point, Felixstowe.

Mr. MacColl

The East Suffolk and Norfolk River Board, the Felixstowe Urban District Council and the Ministry of Defence have carried out a number of schemes and further substantial works are in hand. My right hon. Friend understands that there is at the present time only one place where erosion is giving rise to concern—at Felixstowe Ferry. Experimental shingle bank defences have failed and the River Board and the Urban District Council have put forward revised proposals which my right hon. Friend, and the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, are now considering.