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Tidal Power

Part of Energy and Climate Change – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 19th March 2015.

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Photo of Edward Davey Edward Davey The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change 9:30 am, 19th March 2015

I can confirm that the Government have announced that we are entering into a negotiation on a contract for difference for the Swansea bay lagoon to decide whether the project is affordable and represents value for money. I am strongly in favour of a tidal programme across the UK, subject to the usual planning permissions and to the lessons from the first project or projects being learned. Given that planning permissions are site-specific, the hon. Gentleman will understand that I cannot give a view on the Newport project.