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House of Lords
Written answers and statements, 23 June 2010
Lord Laird (Crossbench)
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the length of the United Kingdom coastline in miles at (a) low, and (b) high, tide; and what are the lengths of the coastlines of (a) England, (b) Northern Ireland, (c) Scotland, and (d) Wales.
Baroness Hanham (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Communities and Local Government; Conservative)
Information provided by Ordnance Survey for Great Britain and by Land and Property Services, an agency of the Department of Finance and Personnel for Northern Ireland, indicates that the lengths of the coastlines at mean high water (MHW) and mean low water (MLW), (mean high water springs [ordinary spring tides] and mean low water springs in Scotland) are:
|Country||Length of Coastline at Mean Low Water (MLW) [Miles]||Length of Coastline at Mean High Water (MHW) [Miles]|
These coastal lengths include all offshore islands, and land areas which are above MLW.
The precise length of coastlines will vary from time to time due to natural and gradual changes arising from coastal erosion and silt deposition.
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