§ 25. Mr. Wareing
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what progress is being made towards the proposed Mersey barrage project; and what contribution his Department is making towards its achievement.
§ Mr. Michael Spicer
I recently announced an extended second phase of the Mersey barrage feasibility studies costing £1.3 million, jointly funded with the Mersey Barrage company. This brings the total Government support for the project to £951,000. The studies will further examine engineering, economic and environmental aspects and will be completed in about two years.