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Report (3rd Day)

Part of Infrastructure Bill [HL] – in the House of Lords at 6:45 pm on 10th November 2014.

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Photo of Lord Jenkin of Roding Lord Jenkin of Roding Conservative 6:45 pm, 10th November 2014

The noble Baroness had an amendment in Grand Committee which addressed the question of whether there should be downward drilling and whether pads for developing shale gas could be located in any of these places. Although we did not vote in Grand Committee, the argument was perfectly clear that it would depend on the site. You have got planning permission and you have got a whole range of other things. I must confess I have not reread the noble Baroness’s debate on that occasion, but what we were talking about here is 300 metres below.