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Oil: Safety

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 8th November 2011.

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Photo of John Spellar John Spellar Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the threat to oil platforms from terrorism or criminal attack; and what steps he is taking to prevent such attacks.

Photo of Charles Hendry Charles Hendry The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The Department maintains a continuous assessment of threats to upstream oil and gas infrastructure from all sources including terrorism or criminal attack in conjunction with the Security Services and the industry. A number of measures are used to mitigate the risks; these are applied in proportion to the significance of each piece of infrastructure.

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