Energy and Climate Change Committee - Press Notice 25

16 October 2009

Publication of the Government response to the Committee's report on UK offshore oil and gas

The Energy and Climate Change Committee publishes its First Special Report (HC 1010) UK offshore oil and gas: Government Response to the Committee's First Report of Session 2008-09 at 11am on Monday 19 October.

This details the Government's response to recommendations made by the Committee in its First Report of Session 2008-09, HC 341-I, on UK offshore oil and gas.

Copies will be available in the following ways:
€ Media representatives can collect a hard copy of the Special Report from the Press Gallery, House of Commons;
€ Hard copies will be sent by post to all witnesses on Monday 19 October 2009;
€ The report can also be ordered from The Stationery Office (tel:0845 702 3474) or from the Parliamentary Bookshop (020 7219 3890); and
€ It will also be available on the Committee's website from 11am on Monday 19 October 2009.


1. Committee Membership is as follows:

Mr Elliot Morley MP, Labour, Scunthorpe (Chairman)
Mr David Anderson MP, Labour, Blaydon
Colin Challen MP, Labour, Morley and Rothwell
Nadine Dorries MP, Conservative, Mid Bedfordshire
Charles Hendry MP, Conservative, Wealden
Miss Julie Kirkbride MP, Conservative, Bromsgrove
Anne Main MP, Conservative, St. Albans
Judy Mallaber MP, Labour, Amber Valley
John Robertson MP, Labour, Glasgow North West
Sir Robert Smith MP, Liberal Democrats, West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Paddy Tipping MP, Labour, Sherwood
Dr Desmond Turner MP, Labour, Brighton Kemptown
Mr Mike Weir MP, Scottish National Party, Angus
Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Labour, Southampton Test

2. More information can be found on the Committee website at:

Media Enquiries: Hannah Pearce, Tel: 020 7219 8430, e-mail:
Specific Committee Information: e-mail:, Tel: 020 7219 2569