HC Deb 28 October 1993 vol 230 c775W
Dr. Howells

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what proportion of coastal defences exhibit some signs of wear or require structural attention.

Mrs. Gillian Shephard

In 1992, the National Rivers Authority estimated that in England 2 per cent. of sea defence elements—for example, walls, embankments, groynes—were in need of significant works.

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