§ Mr. Skeet
asked the Minister of Power, in respect of the two applications received under Section 1 of the Pipelines Act, 1962, if he will state in each case what is intended to be carried, the proposed diameter of the pipes, the total length of the pipelines, and the points between which they are to be laid.
§ Mr. Wood
One application is for a pipeline linking the Thames Estuary, Birmingham and Merseyside, with spurs to Nottingham and Northampton, to convey light petroleum products. The total length is 317 miles and the diameter of the pipes will vary between 8 and 14 inches. The other application is for a pipeline to convey chalk slurry between a quarry at Kensworth near Dunstable and a cement works at Rugby. The proposed diameter of the pipeline is about 10 inches and the length approximately 53 miles.
Information about the two schemes has appeared in the newspapers and the London Gazette, and I am writing to my hon. Friend.