[holding answer 6 January 2010]: My noble Friend the Secretary of State has written to my hon. Friend and my noble Friend the Minister of State for Science and Innovation will do so shortly in response to the letter from Redrock Associates International Ltd.
[holding answer 6 January 2010]: No specific risk assessment was considered necessary as the British Geological Survey (BGS) currently moves core from the oil and gas suppliers to Gilmerton and Keyworth and between its sites, and already understands and manages this risk. It also moves core as part of the International Ocean Drilling Programme across the globe. However, the British Geological Survey will undertake a combined risk assessment and methods statement nearer the time of moving. A working group of the Collections Advisory Group, including co-opted members of the Geological Society of London Petroleum Group, will consider and advise on the detail.