HL Deb 11 February 2004 vol 656 c160WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When they expect that the first tidal lagoon or tidal impoundment scheme will start to generate electricity; and whether they will provide funds to speed up the development of a prototype or first production model. [HL887]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Sainsbury of Turville)

The bringing forward of any scheme is a matter for the developer. Support for such a development would be available through the renewables obligation mechanism.

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