Coast Erosion (Storm Damage).

Oral Answers to Questions — Mercantile Marine. – in the House of Commons on 6th December 1938.

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Photo of Mr Roland Robinson Mr Roland Robinson , Blackpool

asked the President of the Board of Trade what damage was done to the sea coast during the recent November storms; and whether the Government are contemplating taking steps to provide against the repetition of such damage?

Photo of Hon. Oliver Stanley Hon. Oliver Stanley , Westmorland

I have no information as to the extent of damage to the sea coast during the recent November storms. As regards the second part of the question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to the question asked by him on 15th February, 1938.

Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

Has not considerable damage been done inland also, as recently as Bridgwater; and can the Government say what steps they are taking to prevent its repetition?