HC Deb 26 April 1966 vol 727 c516
19. Mr. Dalyell

asked the Minister of Power whether, in order to maintain the prosperity of the Scottish economy, he will give a direction to the Gas Council to extend the methane gas pipeline to Scotland.

Dr. Bray

My right hon. Friend is very anxious to ensure that Scotland gains full benefit from discoveries of gas in the North Sea. It is too early to say whether this can most economically be secured by extending the methane pipeline or by other means.

Mr. Dalyell

When do the experts hope to be able to give a verdict on this?

Dr. Bray

Plainly, not before we know how much gas there is and where it is.

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