HC Deb 24 March 1947 vol 435 c158W
124. Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he will at once call together the competent authorities who proposed the Severn Barrage Hydroelectric scheme, and the civil engineers, with a directive to start the construction as soon as possible, to ask for anti-Nazi and anti-Fascist engineers to co-operate in carrying out the construction of the Severn Hydro-electric scheme, and to assist in the preparation of others, as part of our reparation payments.

Mr. Shinwell

No, Sir. As I informed my hon. Friend the Member for Huntingdon (Mr. Renton) on 10th February, I am arranging for a tidal model of the Severn Barrage Scheme to be constructed as soon as facilities are available. This is a necessary preliminary to further consideration of the scheme.