§ 55. Dr. David Clark
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment under what circumstances local authorities are eligible for central Government financial assistance under the Coast Protection Act towards the cost of rebuilding damaged sea walls where no buildings are affected.
§ Mr. Fox
Regardless of its exact purpose, any scheme approved under the Coast Protection Act is considered for grant-aid but the amount of such aid depends on the cost of the scheme, the general rate burden in the area and the residual rate burden from earlier schemes. There is a standard formula for assessing awards on this basis.