HL Deb 11 March 2004 vol 658 cc72-4WS
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Sainsbury of Turville)

My honourable friend the Minister for Energy, E-commerce and Postal Services (Stephen Timms) has made the following Written Statement.

I am pleased to inform the House that I am today offering RWE Dea UK SNS Limited an oil and gas production licence on Seaward Block 43/20c in the southern North Sea.

The successful applicant will have a fixed period in which to decide whether or not to accept the offer.