HC Deb 22 July 1980 vol 989 c626W
Mr. Newens

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will indicate what records are available within his Department on the loss of land through erosion by the sea; and if he will take steps to ensure that all future losses are monitored and recorded.

Mr. Fox

We have information on land lost through erosion by the sea in a few areas only. However, the Department has recently started a coast protection survey of England and, amongst other things, we hope to obtain from the maritime district councils information on this problem to enable[...] assess its overall magnitude.