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Uganda: Oil

Volume 506: debated on Tuesday 2 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will hold discussions with British oil companies engaged in exploration in Uganda on the environmental effects in the region of such exploration activities. (319428)

Our high commission in Kampala is in contact with British companies and other stakeholders engaged in the oil sector in Uganda. Uganda's oil and gas policy and proposed new oil legislation is aimed at addressing key priorities including resource management, revenue management and environmental protection. The UK and our international partners will continue to encourage the Government of Uganda to establish a comprehensive and transparent framework to ensure the responsible exploitation and management of its oil resources.