Statement on GE and Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

“There has been recent speculation concerning the proposal for a tidal lagoon in Swansea to harness wave power as a green source of energy.

“I fully understand the significance of this project to the supply chain in Rugby, including at GE Energy, and I have met with representatives of both the management and workforce of the company to discuss the matter in depth. I also arranged for the influential Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee to launch an inquiry into the tidal lagoon in Parliament and have met with Ministers, and the Secretary of State, on numerous occasions.

“At this stage the Government has not made any announcements on the project and I will continue to work with GE on this issue and to lobby Ministers on behalf of the company and its workforce.”