§ 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 the1252WA 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.