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Departmental Responsibilities: Offshore Industry

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 25 October 2007

To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 16 October 2007, Official Report, column 959W, on departmental responsibilities: offshore industry, for what reasons he decided to allocate responsibilities for offshore oil, gas and energy consents to the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform; and if he will make a statement. (160422)

I have nothing further to add to the answer I gave the hon. Member on 16 October 2007, Official Report, column 959W.

To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 16 October 2007, Official Report, column 959W, on departmental responsibilities: offshore industry, what representations he received on the allocation of responsibilities for offshore oil, gas and energy consents; and if he will make a statement. (160423)

Since 27 June, my office has received approximately 200 representations on energy-related matters. Given the volume of correspondence I receive—thousands of letters each week covering a broad spectrum of issues—my office records letters by subject rather than by the view expressed.