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United Kingdom Internal Market Bill: Clause 46 - Power to provide financial assistance for economic development etc (16 Sep 2020)

Colum Eastwood:, the Alliance party or the Ulster Unionist party. This Bill would allow a Whitehall Minister to override the wishes and very strong views of people in Northern Ireland on issues such as fracking and water charges. Who wants to see that happen in our devolved areas? More than any policy risk, the Bill creates even more instability in our system, and we cannot afford that. Just look at...

United Kingdom Internal Market Bill: Clause 28 - Functions of the CMA under this Part: general provisions (15 Sep 2020)

Neale Hanvey: ...Market. This office of inquisition will have the power to pass judgment on devolved laws and could quickly become the target of rich corporate lobbyists determined to see activities such as fracking go ahead against the will of the Scottish people.

Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies (Environmentally Sustainable Investment) Bill (11 Sep 2020)

Chris Green: ...countries around the world to the United States, creating manufacturing jobs there. We would all want more of that here in the United Kingdom, but that was achieved in the US in part because of the fracking industry. Fracking is a very controversial technology—a very controversial source of energy—in the United Kingdom. In fact, it is very controversial in the United States of...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fracking: Lancashire (6 Aug 2020)

Lord Greaves: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the withdrawal by Aurora Energy Resources of their planning application for fracking at Altcar Moss, Lancashire; and what advice they will give to companies about future fracking projects in the light of this withdrawal.

Summer Adjournment (22 Jul 2020)

Alexander Stafford: ...for our communities. I remain steadfast in my opposition to hurtful projects such as HS2, which will bring untold damage and no benefits to the communities of Rother Valley. Similarly, I oppose fracking. It is a retrograde step, and not what we want for our future green economy to rebuild jobs. It is important for us in this House to remember that constituencies such as Rother Valley are...

Trade Bill: New Clause 5 - Disclosure of information by other authorities (20 Jul 2020)

Ruth Cadbury: ...are done unless it meets recently agreed EU vehicle safety standards? Investor-state dispute settlements have been used by corporations to get rid of plain packaging on cigarettes, scrap bans on fracking, overturn bans on certain medications and stop compensation payments after oil spills. Without transparency, those with the deepest pockets win, we lose our consumer, environmental and...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fracking: Ground Water (16 Jul 2020)

Olivia Blake: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of increased shale gas exploitation on UK groundwater.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fracking (8 Jul 2020)

Barry Gardiner: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the University of Stirling on the Government's response to public health concerns on shale gas exploration, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health in July 2020; and if he will make a statement.

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Implementation of international trade agreements (23 Jun 2020)

Bill Esterson: ...right that we set an example to the world by honouring our Paris commitments, and honouring them in primary legislation is a formidable way of doing that. I am glad that she reminded me about fracking. There is fracking a mile from my constituency, and it causes enormous problems. Its relevance to the amendment is that the same companies engaged in fracking are able, under ISDS provisions...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Fossil Fuels: Argentina (21 May 2020)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the value was of export credits awarded to oil, gas and fracking projects in Argentina in each of the last 10 years.

Trade Deals and Fair Trade — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (11 Mar 2020)

Geraint Davies: ...protect the host environment, workers’ rights and so on, and such settlements make it possible for a fine to be levied against the host country. The Minister will know of cases such as Lone Pine fracking in Canada, which sued Canada for hundreds of millions of dollars because Quebec decided to have a moratorium on fracking. There are cases of companies suing Mexico on the grounds that it...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Fracking and Wind Power: Finance (11 Mar 2020)

Steve Reed: ...of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding has been allocated to support (a) planning development and (b) processing of applications by local authorities for (i) fracking and (ii) onshore wind sites in each of the last five years.

British Steel Industry (10 Mar 2020)

Kwasi Kwarteng: the way I described. I mentioned the funds and actual policy engagement; we see leaders in the steel sector often. I am pleased that my hon. Friend raisd this issue; it makes a change from fracking, which he often raises with me. However, this is of fundamental importance not only to our industrial strategy but for jobs. I have been struck and impressed by the human stories and the...

Welsh Affairs (27 Feb 2020)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: ...nation in Europe to legislate for safe nursing staffing levels, and it has led the way on organ donation. On the environment, Wales has the best rates of domestic recycling in the UK and has banned fracking, and it has produced the leading Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, putting the interests of future generations first, with sustainability at the heart of policy. As we...

UK Oil and Gas Industry — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (25 Feb 2020)

Jim Shannon: ...s being poured into research project after research project, the fact is that, for us to understand how best to meet energy needs, we must do the research. That leads me to the issue of exploratory fracking. There are obvious concerns about the impact that that has on the surroundings, and it is clear that we need to know what the impact would be before we could even consider implementing...

Written Answers — Home Office: Fracking: Police (12 Feb 2020)

Alexander Stafford: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of introducing a levy on shale gas companies to fund the cost of policing at shale gas sites.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fracking: Water (4 Feb 2020)

Stephen Morgan: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of regulatory protections for people handling fracking waste water contents (brine) from the effects of radium.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Climate Emergency (3 Feb 2020)

Clare Bailey: It is a very valid point. I do not think that it is the only thing that we need to do, but it is very urgent. I think that the moratorium on fracking in Northern Ireland still stands, but I am willing to be corrected if I need to be. We want to see the Executive bring forward a climate Act, environmental targets with strong legal underpinnings and an independent environmental protection...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fracking: Water (3 Feb 2020)

Stephen Morgan: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her Department's policy on fracking in the UK of the findings of the Center for Environmental Research and Education at Duquesne University on the radioactivity of fracking waste water contents (brine).

International Development: Forestry/Biodiversity (29 Jan 2020)

Alex Norris: talking big on climate change globally than in taking action. It is time for the Government to get serious. Will the Minister commit today to stopping spending taxpayers’ money on gas, oil and fracking, which are helping to destroy our planet and biodiversity, and instead commit to using aid to tackle the vast amounts of poverty and inequality across the globe?

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