HC Deb 29 April 1971 vol 816 cc192-3W
Mr. John Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Wales in view of the report of the Coastal Anti-Pollution League, details of which have been sent to him, dropping a number of Welsh beaches from their list of golden beaches, whether he is satisfied with the condition of the remainder of the beaches of Wales from the health standpoint; and what steps he is taking to limit additional building and occupation around these areas which would place an increased strain on existing sewage disposal systems.

Mr. Peter Thomas

Local authorities are responsible for public health, and I have no evidence that any beaches in Wales are unsatisfactory from a health standpoint. Local planning authorities, when considering applications for further development, have regard to the adequacy of the existing and planned sewage disposal facilities. I shall be writing further to the right hon. Gentleman about this in reply to the letter he has sent me on the subject.