HC Deb 29 April 1971 vol 816 c194W
Mr. Barry Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what was the cost of the Report on the Dee Estuary Scheme Phase Ha by Binnie and Partners; how much was borne by the local authorities and the Government, respectively; what were the criteria by which Binnie and Partners was selected to make its report; and what was the length of time taken between commissioning and publishing the report.

Mr. Peter Thomas

The estimated cost of the Phase IIa studies is £390,000; 25 per cent. will be borne jointly by the Flintshire and Cheshire County Councils and the Dee and Clwyd River Authority and 75 per cent. by central Government; the studies were a continuation from Phase I—the feasibility study—for which Messrs. Binnie and Partners was appointed in 1966, following interviews with consultants having relevant experience in this field of research; work on Phase Ha has taken a little over three years to publication of the Report.