HC Deb 15 February 1966 vol 724 cc211-2W
Mr. Ioan L. Evans

asked the Minister of Power what arrangements he has made for the inquiry into the recent breakdowns in gas supply in the West Midlands.

Mr. Frederick Lee

I have asked Sir Robert Wynne-Edwards, C.B.E., D.S.O., M.C., M.A., Past President of the Institution of Civil Engineers and Chairman of the Council of Engineering Institutions, to make this inquiry. His terms of reference will beTo investigate the extent and causes of the shortage of gas supplies in the West Midlands Area during the winter of 1965–66 with particular reference to the availability of plant and the breakdowns experienced, and the steps taken to restore supplies, and to report. Sir Robert will be free to seek expert aid and advice from assessors as he may think desirable.