Myanmar: Natural Gas

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 14 March 2023.

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Photo of Baroness Nye Baroness Nye Labour

To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to prevent British companies' involvement in Myanmar’s gas industry which may facilitate revenue for the Myanmar military.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

We are unaware of any British companies providing services to Myanmar's gas sector. Since the military coup in Myanmar, the UK has led international efforts to reduce the military's access to revenue, arms and equipment. To prevent the military from profiting from natural resource extraction, we have imposed extensive sanctions on the regime and its associated businesses. We have also strengthened our Overseas Business Risk Guidance to warn companies of the risks associated with Myanmar's extractive sector. We will continue to do all we can to cut the military's access to revenue, through sanctions and non-sanctions measures.

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