UK Deepwater Drilling - Implications of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill - Energy and Climate Change Contents

Formal Minutes

Tuesday 14 December 2010

Members present:

Mr Tim Yeo, in the Chair
Dan Byles

Barry Gardiner

Ian Lavery

Dr Phillip Lee

Christopher Pincher

John Robertson

Laura Sandys

Sir Robert Smith

Dr Alan Whitehead

The following declarations of interest relating to the inquiry were made:

7 September 2010, 15 September, 26 October, 2 November and 14 December 2010

Sir Robert Smith declared the following interests: Shareholder Shell Transport and Trading; vice-chair of the all-party group on the offshore oil and gas industry; and attendance at the First International Offshore Oil and Gas Conference: The Future of Offshore Exploration and Development after Macondo in New Orleans 8-9th December. Travel accommodation and hospitality were provided by the organisers the Institute for Energy Law of the Centre for American and International Law, Plano, Texas.

15 September 2010

Gemma Doyle declared the following interest: a family member was employed by BP.

Draft Report (UK Deepwater Drilling—Implications of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill), proposed by the Chair, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 138 read and agreed to.

Annex and Summary agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Second Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chair make the Report to the House.

Ordered, That embargoed copies of the Report be made available, in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order No. 134.

Written evidence was ordered to be reported to the House for printing with the Report (in addition to that ordered to be reported for publishing on 7 September, 15 September, 12 October and 19 October.

Written evidence was ordered to be reported to the House for placing in the Library and Parliamentary Archives.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 15 December at 3.00 pm

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