52. Mr. Vane
asked the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development when he expects to make 93W either an interim or full statement on his inquiries into the several plans put forward to improve both the communications to Barrow and West Cumberland, and to increase the available water supplies for South Lancashire through constructing one or more barrages.
§ Mr. D. Price
My right hon. Friend has asked the North West Study Group to examine these plans in the context of the future development of the region as a whole. This examination will necessarily take some time to complete and I cannot yet say when he will be able to make a statement.