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Blackwater Estuary

Volume 655: debated on Tuesday 13 March 1962

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he will give an assurance that, before approving further schemes for industrial or holiday-camp development by the Blackwater estuary, Essex, he will give full weight to the unique character of this estuary as the only stretch of coast within 50 miles of London which is still largely unspoiled and therefore mainly visited and enjoyed by the minority of townspeople, ramblers, youth hostellers, bird-watchers, pilgrims, and others who prefer to avoid crowds and do not seek electric appliances, glassware and pottery, respectively, imported from and exported to each member country of the European Economic Community; and what rates of Customs duty are payable on these items of entry into those countries.

The following is the information:the urban amenities of large seaside resorts.

In considering any schemes for development my right hon. Friend will certainly have the character of this area in mind.