HC Deb 14 November 1988 vol 140 c425W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy when he expects to make a statement on the feasibility of the construction of the Mersey barrage.

Mr. Michael Spicer

A decision on the next steps will be taken after completion of the current £1.3 million phase II feasibility studies at the end of 1990. The studies are being undertaken by the Mersey Barrage Company with 50 per cent. financial support from the Department of Energy.