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Petrol: Silicon

Volume 459: debated on Wednesday 2 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will seek to establish a British Standard for the amount of silicon included in unleaded petroleum; and if he will make a statement. (135111)

There is no reason to expect a repeat of the recent incident in which fuel was contaminated with silicon. However we will be asking the British Standards Institution to consider, in concert with its European partners, whether revision of EN228, which is the industry standard for premium unleaded petrol, would be appropriate.