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Liquefied Energy Gases (Experiments)

Volume 13: debated on Thursday 19 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment when he expects the Health and Safety Executive to report to him the findings of the experiments with liquefied energy gases carried out on the Maplin Sands in 1980; and if he will arrange for such findings to be made available to the hon. Member for Essex, South-East, the Essex fire authority and Castle Point district council.

[pursuant to his reply, 18 November 1981]: The Health and Safety Executive is not able to give me its comments on the Maplin Sands experiments because it has not yet received full details from Shell Research Limited who carried out the experiments. HSE is maintaining contact with Shell, but it is not possible to say when its appraisal will be completed. It is, however, likely that preliminary comments based on a partial summary of the data will be available before the end of the year.Both the Health and Safety Executive's preliminary comments and thir later observations and conclusions will be made available to the hon. Member for Essex, South-East (Sir B. Braine), the Essex fire authority and the Castle Point district council.