§ Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd
asked the Minister of Power what progress has been made towards providing peak demand reserves through underground storage of gas.
§ Mr. Frederick Lee
The legislation necessary to enable underground storage to be developed in this country was brought in by the Government last Session and is now in force. The Gas Council is at present making a detailed investigation of two sites which might prove suitable. Further drilling is being undertaken to establish whether the conditions are in all respects suitable for this form of storage and justify proposals for development being put to me for authorisation under the procedures laid down in the Gas Act.