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REAPPRAISAL OF THE SEVERN BARRAGE PROJECT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1476A1: tabled on 22 May 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 2 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Stephen Williams on 15 May 2007. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

at end add ', while also recognising that the Severn Estuary is an internationally important habitat for wild birds and other wildlife, and that other forms of tidal power generation could make a significant contribution to renewable energy generation, with less impact on the wildlife of the Severn Estuary.'.

Original motion text

That this House notes that the need for reliable and renewable sources of energy has intensified in recent years and that the River Severn, with the second largest tidal range in the world, has the potential to contribute towards building a more sustainable energy resource for the UK; further notes that, as one of the objectives of the forthcoming Energy White Paper will be to address the growing concerns over fulfilling the UK's sustainable energy requirements, the case for the Severn Barrage project deserves to be revisited; further notes that the Severn Barrage has the potential to become a renewable and sustainable option in the UK's energy mix, as it would produce 5 per cent. of current UK electricity needs and reduce UK carbon output by 3 per cent., and that the Barrage is also able to prevent flooding in Somerset, Gloucestershire and South Wales; and calls on the Government to include an urgent reappraisal of the Severn Barrage as one of the options in the forthcoming Energy White Paper.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.