HC Deb 20 January 1975 vol 884 cc254-5W
26. Mr. Grimond

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what plans he has to prevent spillages of oil around Shetland and Orkney similar to those in Bantry Bay.

Mr. Varley

The oil producing installations and the pipelines bringing the oil ashore are and will be constructed and operated in accordance with standards designed to prevent escapes of oil and approved by my Department. My inspectors will keep a watch on these operations.

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