HC Deb 14 May 1998 vol 312 cc185-6W
28. Dr. Godman

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what recent representations she has received concerning the dismantling and abandonment of redundant offshore structures and pipeline networks. [40981]

Mr. Battle

I have not received any recent representations under the terms of the Petroleum Act 1987. My Department is currently considering Shell's revised proposals for the Brent Spar and has had preliminary discussions with a number of operators about their decommissioning plans.