Skip to main content

Offshore Industry: Licensing

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 736, tabled on 11 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the outcome of the Designing a climate compatibility checkpoint for future oil and gas licensing in the UK Continental Shelf consultation will be announced; when he expects such a checkpoint to come into force; and whether the checkpoint will require primary or secondary legislation.

Answered on

20 May 2022

The Government invited contributions on the design of the checkpoint, with a public consultation which closed at the end of February.

The Government is considering the responses to the consultation, including consideration of whether to put the checkpoint on a statutory footing, and will respond to the consultation in due course.