§ Mr. Ron Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress is being made with his study of the Solway Barrage Scheme; what representations have been made to him regarding the cost and completion of the scheme; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Ross
My right hon. Friend the Minister of Housing and Local Government and I expect shortly to receive the report of the consultants on the quantity and quality of water that could be made available by a barrage, and of the cost of making it available. I cannot anticipate their findings at this stage.194W