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BP's Hayward to testify Wednesday to UK lawmakers

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LONDON (AP) - British lawmakers get their chance Wednesday to question outgoing BP CEO Tony Hayward about the Gulf oil spill.

The session comes months after he offered few explanations for the accident at a testy hearing in Washington.

Hayward is scheduled to give evidence to a British parliamentary committee studying the fallout of the spill and the future of deep water drilling.

The British executive, who will be replaced by chief executive Bob Dudley, an American, on Oct. 1, will appear alongside BP's head of safety Mark Bly, author of the company's internal report into the spill.

Hayward endured an onslaught of criticism in Washington last June after he insisted he had little knowledge of decisions that contributed to the rig explosion that killed 11 workers and triggered the spill.

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