§ Mr. Ron Davies
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what progress has been made to date on the provision of compensation areas in respect of conservation interests lost by the Cardiff Bay Barrage proposal; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Redwood
A working group comprising the Countryside Council for Wales, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the Land Authority for Wales are currently considering a report on the outcome of studies into suitable sites along the South Wales coastline between the Burry inlet and the Gwent levels.
Following advice from the working group, I expect to make an announcement about site acquisition shortly.