§ Mr. Symonds
asked the Minister of Land and Natural Resources what progress is being made with feasibility studies of the projected barrages at Morecambe Bay and Solway Firth; and what is the estimated cost of these studies.
§ Mr. Willey
Sir Alexander Gibb & Partners and Messrs. Babtie Shaw & Morton have now submitted their respective programmes of investigation. With the Water Resources Board I am now examining that for Morecambe Bay and, in conjunction with my right hon. Friend, that for Solway Firth.
The consultants have estimated that the total costs will be £324,000 for Morecambe Bay and £300,000 for Solway Firth.