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Severn barrage would 'damage' Wales economy, says Bristol mayor

17 February 2013 Last updated at 12:39 GMT

The directly-elected mayor of Bristol has said Wales' economy would be damaged by a barrage across the Severn Estuary.

George Ferguson said the barrage would have a detrimental impact if trade at the port of Avonmouth is affected as a result of the proposed £30bn project.

Campaigners for the barrage claim it could provide 5% of the UK's electricity and create thousands of jobs.

Mr Ferguson spoke to Sunday Politics Wales presenter Carl Roberts.

Severn barrage will 'damage' economy