Lagoon Review Panel Anger

Shadow Welsh Secretary Nia Griffith

UK Government won't ensure Welsh representation

It's been revealed that the UK government'll no longer ensure there's a Welsh representative on a panel reviewing the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.

Nia Griffith MP, Labour's Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, said: "It's bad enough that the UK Government has seen fit to kick this project into the long grass, but today's admission by the Energy Minister that there won't even be anyone from Wales on the review panel just adds insult to injury.

"This raises the very real prospect of a Whitehall stich-up by the UK Government to ensure that this vitally important infrastructure project does not now go ahead.

"Manufacturers across Wales had been gearing up in earnest to supply the Tidal Lagoon, and the investment would have created hundreds of local jobs in the construction phase. It's difficult to see how these Welsh businesses can now have confidence in the UK Government's review process if no one from Wales will be involved."

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