Oral Answers to Questions — Severn Barrage and Bridge Schemes

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th October 1944.

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Photo of Sir Charles Edwards Sir Charles Edwards , Bedwellty 12:00 am, 26th October 1944

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he has received the report of the Committee set up to consider the advisability, or otherwise, of the Severn Barrage, and, if not, when does he expect it; and whether this Committee are considering it in conjunction with the suggested bridge for which the Government has promised first priority.

Photo of Mr Tom Smith Mr Tom Smith , Normanton

As my right hon. and gallant Friend informed my hon. Friend the Member for Aylesbury (Sir S. Reed), on 24th October, the report has been received and arrangements are being made for it to be published as soon as possible. In the report the Committee recommend that proposals for a road and rail bridge should be considered independently.