Environment Food and Rural Affairs
Madeleine Moon (Bridgend, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the costs of flood protection and alterations to sewage disposal facilities required as a result of the construction of (a) Cardiff-Weston barrage and (b) a Shoots barrage.
Huw Irranca-Davies (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Ogmore, Labour)
The Government-led Severn Tidal Power Feasibility Study is considering the opportunities to generate power from the tidal range of the Severn Estuary.
The first phase of the study has concentrated on identifying the issues associated with the 10 possible projects under consideration. As such, no estimates have been made to date of costs of each of the options in respect of flood protection or sewage treatment. If the study should continue into Phase 2, more detailed assessments of possible impacts and costs of each of the short listed options will take place.