§ Mr. Swayne
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what discussions294W have taken place between his Department and the DTI regarding oil extraction in the UK's world heritage sites; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Alan Howarth
I have been asked to reply.
None. The Scottish Office is, however, considering its response to UNESCO's request for information about the impact of oil exploration near St. Kilda and has discussed this matter with the DTI.