§ 75. Mr. Smithers
asked the Minister of Power on what date a Report entitled, The Chilcomb Underground Gas Storage 177W Project, dated October, 1961, was submitted to him; and whether it was accompanied by the covering letter of the consultants, Ball Associates, under cover of which it was transmitted by them to the Gas Council.
§ Mr. Smithers
asked the Minister of Power whether he will agree to make an examination of the general issues involved in the underground storage of gas.
§ Mr. Wood
In view of the complexity and importance of the issues involved in the storage of gas underground, and the potential economic benefits to be gained, I have decided to initiate at once a full examination of the general problem and of the procedures which should be followed.
Meanwhile the Gas Council has decided to withdraw the present Bill.