§ 30. Mr. Grimond
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what further steps have been agreed between his inspectors and the owners of the oil pipeline to Firth's Voe so as to ensure its permanent anchorage to the bottom of the sea; and whether the tests were successful and the pipeline has been commissioned.
§ Dr. J. Dickson Mabon
The section which floated to the surface last year during laying has to the satisfaction of the pipelines inspector of my Department been stablisied on the seabed using specially made concrete saddle weights and supports. The pipeline has not yet been commissioned and before it is the inspector will require tests to check its integrity.