HC Deb 25 January 1972 vol 829 c397W
Mr. Laurance Reed

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will ask the Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organisation to appraise the pollution hazard posed by the use of underwater storage tanks, such as the one that is to be constructed at the Ekofisk oilfield.

Mr. Anthony Grant

No, such hazards are the responsibility of the appropriate Government and I have no reason to suppose that Ekofisk arrangements are not adequate. I would not rule out the possibility, however, of questions relating to under-water storage tanks coming before I.M.C.O. as a general subject in due course.