HC Deb 15 December 1986 vol 107 c379W
27. Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what progress the feasibility study into the Mersey barrage is making; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. David Hunt

The feasibility study work-programme was contracted in August and is now underway with the main sub-contracts placed. The first phase of the work-programme which includes identification of the preferred barrage line and an examination of possible impediments is due for completion in late 1987.