HC Deb 10 November 1970 vol 806 c113W
Mr. Laurance Reed

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he will introduce legislation laying down safety standards for rigs, platforms and other structures operating on or above British continental shelf lands.

Mr. Ridley

The Government has decided that the safety of persons working on offshore oil and gas installations should be covered by a statutory safety code. Legislation will be brought forward as opportunity offers.

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