HC Deb 01 March 1984 vol 55 c271W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what representations he has received about the construction of a tidal power barrage across the River Mersey; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Giles Shaw

Merseyside county council has informed my Department of the results of its preliminary studies and inquired in August 1983 whether the Department would part fund further studies.

My Department did not consider that, on the information then provided, it would be justified in making a contribution.