§ 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.