§ Mr. Crawshaw
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will investigate the circumstances in which 600,000 gallons of naphtha escaped from a storage tank at St. Michaels in the Hamlet, Toxteth, on the night of 12th June, thereby endangering life and property over a large area;
(2) if he will introduce legislation to ensure that all storage tanks containing naphtha and other inflammable liquids are fitted with audible alarm systems when tank capacity is reached.
§ Mr. Maudling
I am awaiting full reports on this incident.
It is already possible for local authorities to require the installation of appropriate warning systems as a condition of licence for the storage of inflammable liquids under the Petroleum (Consolidation) Act, 1928. I shall be considering the issue of guidance on this and other matters in the light of the reports which I receive.