A group of MPs have called on Business & Energy Secretary Greg Clark to respond “as soon as possible” to the Hendry review on tidal lagoons.

Former Energy Minister Charles Hendry published his review in December.

A total of 107 MPs have signed a letter to Clark urging him to respond to the review’s recommendations.

The group also wants the UK Government to back Hendry’s proposal for a “pathfinder” tidal lagoon to test the technology at scale.

Cross-party support

Richard Graham, Chair of the All-Party Group for Marine Energy & Tidal Lagoons, said: “There is a large amount of support in Parliament for this and many of us believe that tidal lagoons meet the aims of the government’s new industrial strategy.

“Clearly the Business Secretary and the Chancellor will want to be sure the pathfinder is affordable in the context of delivering secure, domestic, low carbon and diversified sources of energy.

Our letter is to urge the government not to delay in responding positively to the recommendations and getting the financial talks for the pathfinder under way.”

> Read the letter