HC Deb 25 June 1974 vol 875 cc431-2W
Mr. Sydney Irving

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what target date he has in mind for the completion of the Thames Barrier; and, if this represents a later date than 1978, what are the reasons for the later date now anticipated.

Mr. Buchan

I have been asked to reply.

The Greater London Council is in the process of letting contracts for the Thames Barrier. The prospective completion date will be reviewed as soon as this process is further advanced, but it now seems unlikely that completion will be as soon as 1978.