§ Mr. Beith
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he is now in a position to announce his decision on the application of Hauxley parish council for a public inquiry into coast protection at Low Hauxley, Northumberland, following the inspection carried out by his Department on 28 October 1983 and the information obtained from Alnwick district council on 13 February.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
The Secretary of State has concluded that it would not be appropriate on the information available for him to use his powers under section 29 of the Coast Protection Act 1949. This decision has been sent to Hauxley parish council and I am sending a copy of the letter to the hon. Member.