Energy Bill [HL]

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 5:30 pm on 23rd March 2004.

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Photo of Baroness Byford Baroness Byford Conservative 5:30 pm, 23rd March 2004

My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Miller of Chilthorne Domer, for her support and her questions to the Minister again. Obviously, I am disappointed at his response. Those words are so different, and I think they can be misunderstood. "Exploration" is used in the same context as "exploitation"; I think that will be a concern to those actually doing the work, although I think they will just get on with the work that they have to do.

I have listened to the Minister and I know I will not persuade him. At this stage, with disappointment, I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.