HC Deb 09 November 1970 vol 806 cc9-10W
61. Mr. Braine

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the study into the feasibility of placing a protective barrier around the wreck of the munitions ship "Richard Montgomery" in the Thames Estuary which was to have begun a year ago has now been completed; and with what result.

Mr. Anthony Grant

Not yet, but on the information already provided by the Hydraulics Research Station it is clear that the protection of the wreck by block-ships is not feasible. However other forms of barrier are still being studied.