§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he has yet reached a decision on the application by Mainline Pipelines Limited to build an oil products pipeline from Milford Haven to the Midlands and to Manchester, which was the subject of a public inquiry earlier in the year.
§ Mr. John Davies
Yes. I have decided to accept the Inspector's recommendation that a construction authorisation be granted, subject to certain planning conditions. This 265-mile pipeline, which will be fed from refineries at Milford Haven, will provide a new and important link with the Midlands and the North-West.