HC Deb 16 June 1971 vol 819 c88W
60. Mr. Tilney

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what action he is taking to prevent or lessen the escape of naphtha, methane, or other gases from tank farms near residential areas.

Mr. Carlisle: I have been

asked to reply.

The storage of certain forms of naphtha and liquid methane is already controlled by licences issued by local authorities under the Petroleum (Consolidation) Act, 1928. My right hon. Friend is inquiring into the circumstances of the recent leakage of naphtha in Liverpool and he will consider, in the light of the reports which he receives, whether local authorities require any further guidance as to the conditions of licence which they impose in such cases.