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Estuarial Erosion

Volume 958: debated on Thursday 16 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has for widening his powers to protect estuaries in England from erosion; and whether he is considering any extension of the areas covered by the Coastal Protection Act.

I see no occasion at present to widen my existing powers under the Coast Protection Act 1949 to protect estuaries or to extend the areas covered by the Act.