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Infrastructure Bill [Lords]

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 7:06 pm on 8th December 2014.

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Photo of Alan Whitehead Alan Whitehead Labour, Southampton, Test 7:06 pm, 8th December 2014

The right hon. Gentleman observes that lateral drilling and fracking for gas takes place a mile underground, so why do provisions in the Bill deem deep-level land to be 300 metres underground?