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Oil Spillage, Mersey

Volume 173: debated on Tuesday 5 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy whether he will place in the Library a copy of the pipelines inspectorate's interim report on the release of oil into the Mersey from the Shell pipeline.

The pipeline inspectorate report into the failure of the Mersey oil pipeline on 19 August 1989 is being prepared under the instruction of the Health and Safety Commission. Subject to the agreement of the commission, I intend to publish the report.