New Clause 1 — Hydraulic fracturing

Infrastructure Bill [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 5:30 pm on 26th January 2015.

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‘(1) The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010, Schedule 1, Part 2, Chapter 1, is amended as follows:

(2) After Section 1.2 insert—

“SECTION 1.3

Hydraulic fracturing activities

Part A(1)

(a) carrying out exploration or assessments prior to hydraulic fracturing;

(b) drilling wells for use in hydraulic fracturing;

(c) process of hydraulic fracturing;

(d) decommissioning and long-term maintenance of hydraulic fracturing wells.””—(Tom Greatrex.)

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Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill.

The House divided:

Ayes 224, Noes 320.

Division number 137

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Aye

No

Question accordingly negatived.