HC Deb 24 February 1992 vol 204 c403W
Mr. Doran

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what meetings he has had with representatives of the oil industry, the oil industry trade unions and the police services in connection with his Department's oil and gas facilities employment survey; what are the objectives of this survey; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Moynihan

Officials from my Department meet regularly with the relevant representatives of the oil industry and security agencies to discuss this and other wider security issues.

It is Government policy to carry out a counter-terrorist check on anyone who is going to be allowed to be unescorted in or on an installation of national importance. The Government would be failing in their duty if they did not take appropriate measures to protect these installations and the work force from deliberate man-made or accidental disasters.