82. Surgeon Lieut. - Commander Bennett
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what are the alternative sites being considered by His Majesty's Government for a new Caltex refinery between Portsmouth and Southampton; and to what extent he has consulted the local farmers and inhabitants and the Defence Ministries respectively about these sites.
§ Mr. P. Noel-Baker
Several alternative sites on, and to the west of, Brownwich Farm, Titchfield, are under consideration. All the Departments concerned in the matter, including the Service Departments and the Ministry of Defence, are, of course, being consulted; and the Ministry of Town and Country Planning have consulted the local planning authority.