HC Deb 02 November 1987 vol 121 c526W
27. Mr. Bellingham

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what plans he has to encourage the development of tide-generated electricity in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Michael Spicer

Tidal power will be encouraged provided it remains economically viable and environmentally acceptable. As a result of present studies, some of which I announced in September, I hope that substantive decisions about the Severn will be taken around the end of next year.