§ Mr. Skeet
asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he proposes that the use of the British Gas Corporation pipeline network will begin with the enactment of the petroleum Bill shortly to be laid before the House or at a later date to be specified in a commencement order made under regulations under that Act.
§ Mr. Gray
The provisions of the Oil and Gas (Enterprise) Bill, which will enable persons other than the British Gas Corporation to apply to me with a view to securing access to the Corporation's pipelines, will take effect according to the arrangements set out in clause 36 of the Bill. I expect that these will come into force shortly after the passage of the Bill.