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Coastal Flooding (Committee's Report)

Volume 530: debated on Thursday 15 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Agriculture whether Her Majesty's Government has come to any decision in regard to implementing the recommendations of the Waverley Report on Coastal Flooding; and what Ministries will be concerned with any prospective legislation or other action.

With regard to the first part of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. and learned Friend the Home Secretary to the hon. and gallant Member for Horncastle (Commander Maitland) on 3rd June. As to the second part, my right hon. Friend the Minister of Housing and Local Government, as the Minister responsible for coast protection, and I, as the Minister responsible for the prevention of flooding of low-lying land, will be concerned with any legislation or other action that may arise from the Waverley Committee's recommendations.