§ Mr. Skeet
asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many overland pipelines have been built in the United Kingdom under the provisions of the Pipelines Act 1962; and what types of industries are using the legislative provision.
§ Mr. Gray
I have been asked to reply.
There is a total of 53 cross country pipelines and in excess of 1,000 local pipelines constructed under the provisions of the Pipe-lines Act 1962. The cross country pipelines comprise 32 pipelines built under section 1 of the Act and 21 pipelines built under section 6.
A wide cross—section of industries have used the legislative procedures of the Act including companies concerned with clay, cement, coal, industrial gases, oil refinery, petrochemicals and rubber.