HC Deb 06 November 1962 vol 666 c39W
28. Mr. Elwyn Jones

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what progress has been made within the last twelve months with the preparation of plans for a Thames flood barrier.

Mr. Corfield

The navigational requirements for such a barrier have now been defined and the consulting engineers have reached the broad conclusion that a barrier could be designed to meet these requirements and that it would be unlikely to have any serious effect on river conditions downstream. To confirm these conclusions and to give a reasonably accurate estimate of the cost of a barrier so designed, further work by the consulting engineers is necessary. This is being put in hand.