Liquefied Natural Gas: Mozambique:Written question - 59525

Asked by Clive Lewis
(Norwich South)

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Asked on: 15 June 2020
Department for International Trade
Liquefied Natural Gas: Mozambique
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to ensure that UK Export Finance support for the Mozambique LNG Project does not further exacerbate the Islamic insurgency in the Cabo Delgado region of Mozambique.
Answered by: Graham Stuart
Answered on: 18 June 2020

The Mozambique LNG Project is still under consideration, and we cannot comment on potential transactions for reasons of commercial confidentiality.

UK Export Finance (UKEF) carries out due diligence on all relevant aspects of a project before coming to a decision on whether to provide support.

The Government has already published a Category A notice which includes a link to an Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessment of the Mozambique LNG project and related information. The Category A notice is available here:

UKEF has a specialist Environmental, Social and Human Rights (ESHR) team that reviews relevant projects prior to UKEF taking a decision on support.

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