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Coastal Areas (Land Reclamation)

Volume 529: debated on Tuesday 29 June 1954

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asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will arrange for a coastal survey to be made around the country with a view to ascertaining what low-lying land can be reclaimed, and what action should be taken to reduce or prevent storm flooding.

No. My Department is already aware of the saltings and similar areas round the coast whose enclosure from the sea would be physically practicable. River boards are generally responsible for the protection of low-lying areas from tidal flooding and are well aware of the areas likely to be affected and the measures needed for their protection.