HC Deb 07 March 1962 vol 655 c77W
Mr. Smithers

asked the Minister of Power whether he is aware of the proposal of the Gas Council to store 10,000 million cubic feet of gas in bulk under high pressure in an area of 4,000 acres beneath the City of Winchester and the adjoining countryside; and, in view of the fact that the cap rock retaining the gas might be disturbed by enemy action, thus releasing six months' winter supply of gas for the area boards, what advice he has received as to the strategic implications of the scheme.

Mr. Wood

The strategic considerations that apply would be in favour of a large fuel reserve deep underground.

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