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Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 12th May 2011.

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Photo of Zac Goldsmith Zac Goldsmith Conservative, Richmond Park

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the policy of UK Trade and Investment is on support for UK-based companies that develop and export tar sands oil extraction technologies.

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

UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) treats UK-based companies with specialist technology relevant to oil sands in the same way as any other company in the oil and gas supply chain. The full range of UKTI services are available to all UK-based companies engaged in oil and gas extraction regardless of the nature of the project.

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