HC Deb 26 November 1973 vol 865 c31W
Mr. Loughlin

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will now initiate a feasibility study about a Severn barrage scheme.

Mr. Graham Page

No. In its report on "Water Resources in Wales and the Midlands" the Water Resources Board concluded that estuary storage in the Severn would be too costly to merit further consideration.