Energy Secretary Ed Davey said the oil and gas industry is a vital strategic resource.
"With our support for carbon capture and storage, for decommissioning and by encouraging increased collaboration across different energy sectors, especially offshore, there will also be new sustainable growth opportunities for the industry and the wider UK supply chain."
More top news
It's a cloudy start for many with some rain around, mainly in the north and west
The hearing will focus on the law that forbids abortion in cases fatal foetal abnormality or where the pregnancy arises through a crime.
Perkins said Weinstein repeatedly sexually harassed her, starting when he asked her to massage him while he was in his underwear.