HC Deb 25 January 1972 vol 829 cc397-8W
Mr. Laurance Reed

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether, in view of the developments at the Forties oilfield, he will ask the Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organisation to review the adequacy of measures taken to prevent the rupture of undersea pipelines by ships' anchors and fishermen's trawls.

Mr. Anthony Grant

Under Continental Shelf legislation such measures are within the purview of Her Majesty's Government and there is no occasion at this stage to bring the matter before I.M.C.O.