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Oil Pipelines (Caucasus)

Volume 410: debated on Monday 18 August 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she discussed with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs the environmental impacts of the Baku Tbilisi Ceyhan Oil Pipeline Project; and if she will make a statement. [130027]

[holding answer 16 September 2003]: My officials are in regular contact with DEFRA officials regarding the ETC projectCover will only be provided if ECGD are satisfied that the relevant environmental, social and human rights impacts have been addressed and that the financial and project risks are acceptable.