§ Mr. Skeet
asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he has been approached by the BNOC or by any company for permission to build new refinery capacity in the United Kingdom, giving the number of applications in the past year, the nature of the refinery to be built, locations sought and the parties involved.
1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 Fatalities … … … 3 1 2 5 6* 2 Serious injuries … … … 1 1 * Includes one death from natural causes.
The figures relate to all diving operations connected with the exploration and exploitation of the United Kingdom continental shelf, including diving from and around oil and gas installations, British registered vessels, other vessels and pipe-laying barges. They also include deaths reported within United Kingdom territorial waters and internal waters under the Factories Act regulations.428W
§ Mr. John Smith
To preserve commercial confidentiality my Department will not normally announce applications for refinery authorisations, or their issue or refusal, unless the applicant company has itself given the matter publicity or a planning application has been made. I have received and am considering one application in this last category, from Burmah Total Refineries Trust Ltd., in connection with its May 1975 planning application for a 6 million-ton annual capacity refinery at Cliffe in Kent.