§ Mr. Wallace
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the explosion at the Sullom Voe oil terminal on Thursday 22 June.
§ Mr. Nicholls
On 22 June 1989, the Health and Safety Executive was informed that due to the failure of a length of weld on a steel pipe drain at the Sullom Voe oil terminal, oily water was released causing an eruption of water and gravel. There were no injuries.