Myanmar: Natural Gas

(asked on 28th February 2023) - View Source

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to prevent British companies' involvement in Myanmar’s gas industry which may facilitate revenue for the Myanmar military.

Answered by
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
This question was answered on 14th March 2023

We are unaware of any British companies providing services to Myanmar's gas sector. Since the military coup in Myanmar, the UK has led international efforts to reduce the military's access to revenue, arms and equipment. To prevent the military from profiting from natural resource extraction, we have imposed extensive sanctions on the regime and its associated businesses. We have also strengthened our Overseas Business Risk Guidance to warn companies of the risks associated with Myanmar's extractive sector. We will continue to do all we can to cut the military's access to revenue, through sanctions and non-sanctions measures.

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