§ Mrs. Helen Jackson
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list the projects, their location and cost funded last year and the year before from his budget on coastal protection. 
§ Mr. Boswell
The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food is responsible for flood and coastal defence policy in England. The Ministry administers the Coast Protection Act 1949 and provides financial assistance for approved capital works, and studies, undertaken by coast protection authorities to protect land from erosion and encroachment by the sea. A list of the schemes approved for grant aid and supplementary credit approval to enable authorities to borrow to cover the residual costs in the 1993–94 and 1994–95 financial years is as follows:
Coast protection schemes approved in 1993–94 Local authority Scheme Estimated eligible cost (£000) Restormel B.C. Towan Beach, Newquay 167 Kerrier D.C. Porthleven Phase 8 325 Penwith D.C. Chyandour to Long Rock, Penzance 1,372 Penwith D.C. Strategic Study-Lizard Point to Lands End 85 East Devon D.C. Emergency Works-Sidmouth 545 Poole B.C. Strategic Study-Poole 80 New Forest D.C. Emergency Works-Hurst Spit 125 New Forest D.C. Emergency Works-Calshot Spit 27 New Forest D.C. Barton on Sea Phase 4 170 Medina B.C. Emergency Works-Sea Wall near Cowes Castle 16
Coast protection schemes approved in 1993–94 Local authority Scheme Estimated eligible cost (£000) Gosport B.C. Preliminary Study-Lee on the Solent 25 Portsmouth C.C. Preliminary Study-Camber Quay 12 Portsmouth C.C. Ten Gun Battery 33 Havant B.C. Sandy Point, Hayling Island 269 Chichester D.C. Strategic Study-Pagham to Langstone 210 Arun D.C. Pagham Beach, Phase 2 489 Adur D.C. Preliminary Study-River Walk, Shoreham 3 Wealdon D.C. Preliminary Study-Birling Gap 6 Eastbourne B.C. Emergency Works-Langney Point and the Redoubt 99 Canterbury C.C. Beach Monitoring Programme-Canterbury Coastline 60 Canterbury C.C. Wave and Tide Measurement-Canterbury Coastline 36 Canterbury C.C. East Cliff, Herne Bay 217 Canterbury C.C. Swalecliffe 119 Canterbury C.C. Hampton Pier Avenue, Herne Bay 623 Canterbury C.C. Preliminary Study-Tankerton Bay 185 Tendring D.C. Clacton on Sea Phase la 4,941 North Norfolk D.C. Sheringham, Stage 1 2,238 Holderness B.C. Preliminary Study-Aldbrough 3 Holderness B.C. Preliminary Study-Cowden 4 Holderness B.C. Preliminary Study-Withernsea 13 Holderness B.C. Preliminary Study-Hornsea 3 Holderness B.C. Emergency Works-Withernsea 1,191 Scarborough B.C. Strategic Study-Scarborough 10 Easington D.C. Strategic Study for the Durham Coast 17 Sunderland B.C. Hendon Sea Wall 697 Berwick upon Tweed B.C. Preliminary Study-Spittal Point 34 Berwich upon Tweed B.C. Preliminary Study-Holy Island Road 4 Allerdale D.C. Preliminary Study-Silloth-Skinburness 13 Allerdale D.C. East Cote Groyne, Silloth 81 Barrow in Furness Earnse Bay, Walney Island 788 Lancaster C.C. Morcambe Phase 4 4,580 Eastleigh B.C. Preliminary Study-Hamble Common 3 Eastleigh B.C. Preliminary Study-Netley Cliff 10
Coast Protection Schemes approved in 1994–95. Local Authority Scheme Estimated Eligible Cost (£thousands) West Somerset D.C. Strategic Study—Hartland Point to Sand Bay 23 North Cornwall D.C. Trevone, Padstow 79 Restormel B.C. Beach Monitoring—Towan Beach, Newquay 9 Kerrier D.C. Breageside. Porthleven Helston 114
Coast Protection Schemes approved in 1994–95. Local Authority Scheme Estimated Eligible Cost (£thousands) Caradon D.C. Emergency Works—Portwrinkle 6 South Hams D.C. Sedgewell Cove, Bigbury-on-Sea 84 East Devon D.C. Sidmouth phase 2 6,664 West Dorset D.C. Preliminary Study for Seaton, Lyme Bay 15 West Dorset D.C. Emergency Works—Ringstead 9 West Dorset D.C. Emergency Works—Charmouth 3 West Dorset D.C. Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth 236 Pool B.C. Emergency Works—Sandbanks Peninsula 37 Bournemouth B.C. Bournemouth 56 South Wight D.C. Eastern Esplanade Phase 1—Ventnor 329 South Wight D.C. Brambles Chine, Colwell Bay 84 South Wight D.C. Preliminary Study—Castle Haven, Niton 22 South Wight D.C. Horseshoe Bay, Bonchurch, Ventnor 160 South Wight D.C. Western Esplanade, Ventnor 379 Medina B.C. Egypt Point—Gurnard Bay 835 Chicester D.C. Park Copse, Selsey 408 Arun D.C. Kingston and Rustington 294 Arun D.C. Eastern Seawall, Bognor Regis 93 Arun D.C. Aldwick Groyne, Renovations phase 2 62 Arun D.C. Strategic Study 141 Arun D.C. Beachy Head—Selsey Bill 145 Adur D.C. Ropetackle River Wall, Shoreham-by-Sea 344 Lewes D.C. Emergency Works—Peacehaven Phase 1 65 Shepway D.C. Strategic Study-South foreland to Beachy Head 80 Shepway D.C. Hythe 2,009 Dover D.C. Deal and Kingsdown 1,687 Thanet D.C. St. Mildred's Bay, Westgate-on-Sea 1,038 Thanet D.C. Pegwell Cove to Western Undercliff 625 Canterbury C.C. Strategic Study—Isle of Grain to Dover Harbour 105 Tendring D.C. Strategic Study—Harwich to Canvey Island 93 Tendring D.C. East Terrace, Walton-on-the-Naze 424 Suffolk Coastal D.C. Strategic Study, Suffolk Coast 67 Great Yarmouth B.C. Emergency Works—Caister Sea Wall 230 Great Yarmouth B.C. Emergency Works—Caister 170 Great Yarmouth B.C. Rock Armour Fish-Tail Groynes at Caister 677 North Norfolk D.C. Overstrand 1,676 Holderness B.C. Withernsea Sea Wall, Refurbishment Phase 1 1,860 Holderness B.C. Emergency Works—Groynes At Withernsea 114 East Yorkshire B.C. Bridlington, Alexandra Promenade 595 Scarborough B.C. Emergency Works—Holbeck Cliff, South Bay 1,881 Berwick-upon-Tweed B.C. Emergency Works—Spittal Promenade 26
Coast Protection Schemes approved in 1994–95. Local Authority Scheme Estimated Eligible Cost (£thousands) Copeland B.C. Preliminary Study for Selker Bay to Tarn Bay 10 Lancaster C.C. Preliminary Study for Sunderland Point 5 Blackpool B.C. Emergency Works—Red Bank 24 Isles of Scilly Council Bryher 685 Isles of Scilly Council Preliminary Study for the Isles 20 Isles of Scilly Council Porth Cressa, Hugh Town St. Mary's 966
1. C.C.-City council.
2. B.C.-Borough council.
3. D.C.-District council.