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Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fracking: Regulation (17 Jan 2019)

Lee Rowley: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many employees the new Shale Environmental Regulator Group plans to employ.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fracking: Regulation (17 Jan 2019)

Lee Rowley: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what is the annual cost to the public purse will be of the Shale Environmental Regulator Group.

Business of the House (Today): No Confidence in Her Majesty’s Government (16 Jan 2019)

Clive Lewis: ...failing on it. Time after time we hear the greenwash from Conservative Members that they will do what it takes on the environment. They slashed solar subsidies, with 9,000 job losses; and fracking has been announced, put forward and is now actually happening, and not just in this country—they are also doing it in China, with taxpayers’ money. The climate science tells us that we need...

UN Climate Change Conference: Government Response (16 Jan 2019)

Barry Gardiner: ...explain why, for all her protestation about the effectiveness of energy policy not being simply about how much money the Government spends, she still thinks that the 75% capital allowances for the fracking industry are a sensible use of public money? I ask the Minister not whether she has read the IPCC report—for all our differences, I acknowledge that she is a diligent Minister and know...

Leaving the EU: European Union (Withdrawal) Act (14 Jan 2019)

Wera Hobhouse: ...quickly, which will be a great opportunity for any country to take advantage of our weakened position. A trade deal with America, for example, will most likely involve opening up our economy to fracking companies. Even if we tried to build environmental protections into such deals, the reality is that commercial interests will be dominant. The case of Lone Pine Resources v. the Government...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fracking (14 Jan 2019)

Lee Rowley: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Written Statement of 17 May 2018 on Energy Policy, HCWS690, whether the definition of non-hydraulic fracturing excludes fracturing with the use of (a) acid, (b) gas, (c) other substances and (d) water below the limits set out in the definition of hydraulic fracturing in section 50 of the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fracking: Regulation (14 Jan 2019)

Lee Rowley: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what new powers will be conferred on the Shale Regulator in addition to the powers held by existing regulators.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fracking: Regulation (14 Jan 2019)

Lee Rowley: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reason the new Shale Environmental Regulator Group was established instead of extending the remit and powers of the (a) Health & Safety Executive, (b) Environment Agency and (c) Oil and Gas Authority.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fracking: Public Opinion (14 Jan 2019)

Lee Rowley: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of public support for fracking.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fracking: Public Opinion (14 Jan 2019)

Lee Rowley: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his Department's Public Attitudes Tracker, September 2018 (Wave 27), whether he has introduced objectives for increasing the rating of shale gas in the next twelve months.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fracking: Earthquakes (14 Jan 2019)

Lee Rowley: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what seismic magnitude his Department has set as the threshold to stop permanently a shale gas operation.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fracking: Demonstrations (14 Jan 2019)

Lee Rowley: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the activities of anti-fracking protesters on the transportation of children to hospital.

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [6th Allotted Day] (10 Jan 2019)

Sue Hayman: ...Ministers to account, not do their bidding. The Government’s track record on the environment has been woeful. They have repeatedly failed to tackle toxic air, they have given the green light to fracking and they have pushed ahead with Heathrow expansion regardless of the environmental impacts. Labour has pressed the Government repeatedly on the need to enshrine crucial environmental...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Renewable Energy (8 Jan 2019)

Geraint Davies: ...at differential tariffs for existing versus new providers, so that there is no breach of contract with existing providers, and ensure that tariffs are set so as to encourage solar rather than fracking and so that we are in accordance with our Paris commitments, which have just been referred to?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (8 Jan 2019)

Clive Betts: Fracking activities in Lancashire have recently had to be suspended because earth tremors triggered the traffic lights system. As a result, the Minister has said that she is now looking at whether that system should be relaxed. Will she tell us what she is thinking, and will she give us an assurance that there will be full consultation with all stakeholders before any change is made, and that...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fracking: Earthquakes (31 Dec 2018)

Alan Whitehead: ...the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on what date the Oil and Gas Authority introduced the (a) traffic light system for monitoring seismic activity as a result of fracking and (b) the reduction in shut down time for fracking rigs from three days to 18 hours.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fracking: Risk Assessment (31 Dec 2018)

Alan Whitehead: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the level of risk of fracking to (a) aquifers and (b) gas leakage at the surface.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Wind Power: Noise (27 Dec 2018)

Heidi Allen: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he is taking steps to ensure that the level of regulation applied to fracking sites on the permanent monitoring of noise emissions applies also to (a) the wind industry, (b) wind turbines and (c) all wind farm sites; and if he will make a statement.


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