HL Deb 02 March 1989 vol 504 cc1251-2WA
Lord Kennet asked Her Majesty's Government

Whether the sabotage attempt discovered on the Piper Alpha North Sea oil platform in 1987 was reported to the police, and investigated by them, and if not, why not.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Energy (Baroness Hooper)

I have been advised that Occidental did not report the incident to the police at the time, but conducted its own internal investigation. I understand that subsequent to the Piper Alpha accident the police obtained from Occidental a copy of the report of the internal investigation, which has been passed to the procurator fiscal.