§ Mrs. Curtis-Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on the Government's policy on the development of pipelines for the movement of fluids and freight in the United Kingdom. 
§ Ms Glenda Jackson
There are a number of pipeline networks in the UK for the transport of gases and liquids such as oil and water. I am not aware of any major movements of freight by pipeline, but if my hon. Friend has a particular issue in mind, perhaps she could write to me.