§ Mr. John Morris
asked the Secretary of State for Wales in view of the report of the Coastal Anti-Pollution League, details of which have been sent to him, dropping a number of Welsh beaches from their list of golden beaches, whether he is satisfied with the condition of the remainder of the beaches of Wales from the health standpoint; and what steps he is taking to limit additional building and occupation around these areas which would place an increased strain on existing sewage disposal systems.
§ Mr. Peter Thomas
Local authorities are responsible for public health, and I have no evidence that any beaches in Wales are unsatisfactory from a health standpoint. Local planning authorities, when considering applications for further development, have regard to the adequacy of the existing and planned sewage disposal facilities. I shall be writing further to the right hon. Gentleman about this in reply to the letter he has sent me on the subject.