HC Deb 22 February 1980 vol 979 cc609-10W
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.