HC Deb 12 December 1989 vol 163 c531W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what representations he has received about the Mersey barrage; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Morrison

As the hon. Member knows from my discussions with him, an application for inclusion in the initial tranche of the non-fossil fuel obligation has been made by the Mersey Barrage Company. This application is being considered and discussions are taking place with the company.

The Mersey barrage project can be considered for inclusion in the non-fossil fuel obligation only if agreement is reached between area boards and the company on a suitable contract and the project is commercially viable.

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