HC Deb 07 April 1952 vol 498 cc183-4W
100. Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he will now make a statement on the results of the latest consideration of the Severn hydro-electrification scheme.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

Further consideration of the Severn scheme awaits the result of experiments to determine the effect of the barrage on the Bristol Channel Ports. The construction of the model for this work cannot start until the building of the new Hydraulics Research Station at which the work will be done is sufficiently advanced.