Following the publication of the House of Commons Select Committee report into the Severn Barrage Peter Hain MP said,
“The ball is now firmly in the government’s court. The plans are in place, the £25 billion from private investors is on standby but won’t be around forever.
“The truth is this incredibly important project – promising 50,000 jobs to build the biggest ever clean green energy supply – can only succeed if the government want it to. They can’t sit on the fence any longer. Ed Davey needs to take the lead and work with Hafren Power to satisfy the select committee’s concerns. Unless he does so soon, this project is going nowhere. I have spent the past year trying to persuade the Government to make a decision. It’s high time they did so.”