§ Mr. Skeet
asked the Secretary of State for Energy (1) if he will take steps to amend section 12 of the Pipe-lines Act 1962 to make provision for the renewal of a right to a pipe-line when the original right has lapsed and no compulsory powers exist to deal with an obdurate owner;
(2) whether he will seek to amend section 57 of the Pipe-lines Act 1962 relating to the Mines (Working Facilities and Support) Act 1923 in so far as it relates to ancilliary rights for pipe-lines to cover anomalies under section 12.
§ Mr. Gray
Section 57 of the Pipe-lines Act 1962 repealed provisions in the Mines (Working Facilities and Support) Act 1923 which enabled the compulsory renewal of330W wayleaves for mineral pipe-lines. In response to a request from the CBI my Department is considering with others concerned whether means should be found to restore these powers.