Garages and Petrol Stations: Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

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Photo of Jeffrey M. Donaldson Jeffrey M. Donaldson Shadow Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the purpose of licensing retail petrol stations is; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office)

The intrinsic hazards of petrol, and the fact that the public are often present, or nearby, when it is being dispensed, were the primary reasons for the introduction of petroleum licensing by the Petroleum (Consolidation) Act (Northern Ireland) 1929.

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