Cairn Energy

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 26th July 2010.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Labour, Islington North

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions his Department has had with the chief executive of (a) Cairn Energy and (b) other representatives of Cairn Energy or its subsidiary Capricorn Oil Ltd on its plans to drill for oil off the coast of Greenland since July 2009; and if he will publish the minutes of those meetings.

Photo of Mark Prisk Mark Prisk The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

The body within the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills that deals with the UK oil and gas industry and its international interests is the energy team of UK Trade and Investment, which has had no discussions with Cairn Energy or Capricorn Oil Ltd on this matter in the period since July 2009.

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