HC Deb 24 May 1966 vol 729 cc59-60W
81. Mr. Alan Lee Williams

asked the Minister of Power if he will give a general direction, in the public interest, to gas boards that instead of insuring their property with private insurance companies they should spread the risk in the public sector.

Mr. Marsh

This is a matter for the commercial judgment of individual gas boards and is not where a general direction would be appropriate.