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Environment Protection: Coastal Areas

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what estimate he made of the number of (a) homes and (b) business premises at risk from coastal erosion in each region; (227847)

(2) what estimate he made of the area of farmland at risk from coastal erosion in each region.

The Environment Agency is mapping those areas at risk from coastal erosion around the country. Their findings will not differentiate between farmland and other types of land or between residential and commercial properties in locations vulnerable to coastal erosion.