§ Dr. Julian Lewis
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of possible terrorist threats to UK oilfield platforms. 
§ Mr. Blunkett
I have been asked to reply.209W
All terrorist threats to the UK and to UK interests overseas are monitored very closely. This is an ongoing process. In doing so, we bear in mind the need for vigilance and for a measured, proportionate response which does not generate unnecessary public alarm.