HC Deb 21 May 1982 vol 24 c199W
Mr. McKelvey

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is his latest estimate of the cost of a Severn Barrage scheme in current prices.

Mr. Mellor

The direct construction cost is estimated to be approximately £6,270 million at December 1981 prices. This estimate, which is subject to some uncertainty, is based on the assumptions for an inner barrage in the Severn Barrage committee's report "Tidal Power from the Severn Estuary", published as Energy Paper No. 46, revalued using the "Bulletin of Construction Indices—Civil Engineering."