§ Mr. Jopling
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what is the current position with regard to the survey being done to assess the potential to generate electricity from the tidal flows in the Duddon estuary in Cumbria.624W
§ Mr. Eggar
A preliminary feasibility study on the Duddon estuary has recently been completed and the final report should be published in approximately one month.
The feasibility study included an assessment of the design, alignment, energy capture, cost and likely cost of electricity from a barrage scheme across the Duddon estuary, together with an assessment of the environmental impact of such a scheme.