Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, Nia Griffiths, has told us that the UK Government will no longer ensure that there is a Welsh representative on the panel reviewing the project.
Ms. Griffith 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.
“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.”
On Monday the company behind plans to build Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon released a video featuring UK businesses supporting the project.
Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay says more than 1,000 businesses would be involved with the world's first tidal lagoon power plant.
Watch the video: