§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the implications of the Oil and Gas (Enterprise) Bill in so far as it concerns the construction of new gas pipelines through agricultural land.
§ Mr. Gray
I have been asked to reply.
I expect the proposals in the Bill to increase further the supply and use of gas in Great Britain in due course. Requirements for new pipeline transmission capacity will follow and some additional disturbance of agricultural land could arise. This will be minimised as far as possible.