Q11. Mr Vane
asked the Prime Minister whether he will make a study of the Leeming Plan for a barrage across Morecambe Bay and the Solway Firth, and of the related Drew Plan, details of both of which have been sent to him, which are aimed to solve the long-term needs of Manchester and district for increased water supplies, and contribute to the regional development of the area from Barrow to West Cumberland, by improving road communications both in this area and between it and the rest of the country; and if he will make a statement.
§ The Prime Minister
Proposals about Morecambe Bay and the Solway Firth will be examined by the North-West Regional Study Group in consultation with the Scottish Development Department as part of the study announced by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development on 2nd March.