HC Deb 10 April 1975 vol 889 cc457-8W
Mr. Wyn Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many major hazard sites there are in (a) the United Kingdom, (b) in Wales, being considered by the committee of experts set up after the Flixborough explosion; and how many of these sites (a) in the United Kingdom and (b) in Wales are large liquefied petroleum gas installations.

Mr. Harold Walker

I am informed by the Chairman of the Health and Safety Commission that the Committee of Experts on Major Hazards was set up to provide the commission with general policy guidelines and it will not be expected to carry out detailed consideration of individual sites.

I am also informed that precise information about the total number of large-scale storages of liquefied petroleum gas is not available, since not all such storages were subject to the legislation enforced in the past by the several inspectorates now incorporated in the Health and Safety Executive. The numbers of factory premises (a) in Great Britain and (b) in Wales where storage of 100 tons or more of liquefied petroleum gas takes place are 184 and 23, respectively.