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Thames Barrier

Volume 77: debated on Thursday 18 April 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a further statement on the use of the Thames barrier when flood conditions arise on different parts of the tidal Thames.

The operational procedures of the Thames barrier are designed to avoid danger from tidal surge to life and property in areas adjoining the tidal reaches of the Thames and, at the same time, create the minimum interference to navigation.