Written Answers. - Energy Resources.

Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

101 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources his plans for the exploration and the maximisation of opportunities arising from the development of natural resources; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10863/03]

My strategies for the maximisation of opportunities through the sustainable development of natural resources, in line with programme for Government commitments, the national development plan and the new social partnership agreement commitments, are detailed in my Departments new Statement of Strategy 2003-2005 which will be published shortly. I will arrange for a copy to be forwarded to the Deputy.