§ 63. Mr. Skeet
asked the Minister of Power what information he has gained, in his studies preparatory to legislation, about the number of sites for gas underground storage that have been located in the United Kingdom, apart from the Winchester proposal; and if he will identify the sites which offer the best prospects for further examination and development.
§ Mr. Wood
I am satisfied that there are in this country geological formations similar to those used abroad for the underground storage of gas. It will not be possible to prove the suitability of particular sites for this form of storage without detailed investigation. The purpose of the Gas Council's present exploration programme is to identify those areas which would offer the best prospects for these detailed studies.