The Energy and Climate Change Committee will take evidence in public on 'A Severn Barrage?' at 9.30am on Thursday 10 January 2013 in The Grimond Room, Portcullis House.
- Rt Hon Peter Hain MP, Neath
- Martin Mansfield, General Secretary, Wales TUC
- Andy Richards, President, Wales TUC and Wales Secretary, Unite Union
- Kate Jennings, Head of Site Conservation Policy, RSPB
- Martin Salter, National Campaigns Coordinator, The Angling Trust
- Dr Simon Pryor, Director of Natural Environment, The National Trust
- Martin Spray, Chief Executive, The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
- Simon Bird, Chief Executive, Bristol Port Company
- Matthew Kennerley, ABP Port Director South Wales, Associated British Ports
- Professor Tim Broyd, FREng, Engineering the Future alliance
Timings are approximate.
The session will explore a range of issues, including:
- The potential benefits of the proposed Hafren Power barrage and what form any related legislation might take;
- The environmental impacts of the proposed barrage, to the estuary and surrounding land and wildlife habitats;
- The potential socio-economic impacts of a barrage for industry and tourism;
- EU legislation and how this impacts upon the Hafren Power barrage proposal; and
- The implications of a barrage for UK energy infrastructure and engineering.
Written evidence from witnesses
Read written evidence submitted to the committee from some of the witnesses appearing;
You may also be interested to read further details of the proposal from Hafren Power;
Further written evidence submitted to the inquiry is available on the A Severn Barrage? inquiry page.