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Coast Erosion, Padstow

Volume 411: debated on Wednesday 13 June 1945

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport what steps he proposes to take to prevent the coast erosion resulting from the removal of sand from the foreshores of Constantine and Harlyn Bays, near Padstow, in quantities never contemplated in the Charter granted by Henry III to the farmers of Devon and Cornwall.

An officer of the Department has inspected the sea-shore of the two bays this week. When his report is received, my Noble Friend will consider whether it is desirable, for the protection of the coast from erosion, that an Order should be made under the Coast Protection Act, 1939, to prohibit, restrict or impose conditions as to the removal of any materials from any part of the sea-shore of the two bays.