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Oil And Gas Storage

Volume 24: debated on Wednesday 26 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport when he anticipates being in a position to announce the outcome of the review into the procedures for considering applications to moor floating structures for the storage of gas or oil which he undertook following the recent Solent application; and whether he will circulate a copy of any recommendations and ultimate decisions by the Government to all interested organisations and authorities.

The working party of officials, which my right hon. Friend set up to consider these matters, expects to complete its work within the next few weeks. I will inform the House of the conclusions reached by the Government, and will consider at that stage what wider circulation may be appropriate.