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Oil: Exploration

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he plans to make an announcement on the 24th round of oil and gas licensing in Cardigan Bay and the Moray Firth. (157740)

My officials are carrying out an appropriate assessment of the potential impacts of licensing in Cardigan Bay. When that assessment has been concluded I will be in a position to take a decision on whether or not to license the blocks. I have no firm date for the conclusion of the appropriate assessment.