§ Mr. Devlin
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what discussions have taken place between the National Rivers Authority and the Teesside development corporation about the level of the River Tees above the Tees barrage; and what conclusions have been reached. 
§ Sir Paul Beresford
The Teesside development corporation has discussed with the National Rivers Authority whether or not the Tees Barrage has any material impact on the flood levels of the River Tees, during heavy winter flows in January and February 1995.
The TDC and NRA are now awaiting the results of studies by consultants relating to these issues.