§ 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.