§ Mr. Weatherill
asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what public works have been authorised by his Department on the cliffs of Dover; what cost is involved; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mellish
Dover Castle, which is in my care, includes an area of some 500,000 square feet of cliff face. Following falls from the cliffs a careful survey was carried out and this has made it clear that very extensive remedial measures, estimated to cost upwards of £175,000, are essential to avoid danger to life and property in the 44 dwelling houses and 55W other occupied premises which lie immediately below the cliff face.
The work was started in the autumn of 1967, and should be completed this autumn.