HC Deb 13 July 1987 vol 119 cc338-9W
38. Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he has any plans for the future development of tidal barrages; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Michael Spicer

The Secretary of State announced in July 1986 a major extension for the United Kingdom's tidal energy programme. The programme of work on the Severn and Mersey tidal barrages and supporting generic studies are well under way and good progress is being made.