§ Sir Bernard Braine
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether before deciding to authorise a second oil refinery on Canvey Island he consulted the relevant fire authorities about this addition to other industrial fire risks in that locality; and with what result.
§ Mr. Rippon
No. The developers will need to satisfy the licensing authority under the Petroleum (Consolidation) Act 1928 at a later stage as to the fire safety measures. My decision does not prejudice the exercise of those powers.