§ Mr. Sillars
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many companies are presently engaged in consulting his Department on the siting of new oil refineries in the United Kingdom; if he will list the names of the companies involved; and if he will state the locations in which companies are interested.
§ Mr. Ridley
A number of companies have discussions with the Department but the details are a matter of commercial confidence. Proposals become public knowledge when planning and other16W necessary approvals are sought at the appropriate time.