HC Deb 19 December 1991 vol 201 cc269-70W
Mr. Morgan

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the South Glamorgan health authority concerning the provisions of additional funding for the supply on loan of nebulisers as standard construction of the Wentloog lagoon and the Cardiff hay barrage; what trials regarding the use of the lagoon by wading birds are proposed; what policy considerations relating to the lagoon will govern the decision to effect final closure of the barrage; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. David Hunt

The undertakings given to the Countryside Council for Wales were that the Cardiff Bay Barrage Bill will be amended in the course of its passage to reinstate the requirement of the private Bill that if the barrage is built the lagoon must also be built; the lagoon will be constructed before impoundment behind the barrage.

The Cardiff Bay development corporation will be discussing with the Countryside Council for Wales measures for ensuring the maximum effectiveness of the lagoon. The Countryside Council for Wales did not seek undertakings in respect of trials.