HC Deb 16 July 1964 vol 698 c1412
10. Mr. J. H. Osborn

asked the Minister of Power what information he has about when the natural gas pipeline between Canvey Island and the North of England will be completed; and when the new gas works in Sheffield will be supplied with natural gas from this grid.

Mr. Peyton

The pipeline is almost complete and is now undergoing final tests. It is expected that natural gas will be supplied to the Sheffield gas works in the second half of September.

Mr. Osborn

Is my hon. Friend aware that that is a very satisfactory Answer and that I should like to congratulate his Department on the work which has been done? Is he also aware that this was a matter which I pressed in my maiden speech as being of particular interest to me? Can my hon. Friend state how many other gas authorities will benefit by this supply? Will they all get it at the same time?

Mr. Peyton

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for what he has said. No words of mine are needed to embellish the well-deserved reputation for prescience which my hon. Friend enjoys.

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