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Coast Protection (South Shields)

Volume 982: debated on Monday 31 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if South Tyneside metropolitan borough council is eligible for grant assistance under the Coast Protection Act 1949 for repair work to the sea walls in South Shields which were inspected by an official of his Department on 1 August 1979.

I cannot say whether grant will be payable on this work until we have received from the council the financial information we have asked it to provide to enable us to make the necessary calculations. I shall write to the hon. Member and let him know the outcome.