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Salisbury Incident (12 Sep 2018)

Alex Chalk: ...has made such enormous contributions in science and literature. In science, they have done pioneering work on lasers and in computer science. This is the country that invented the technology behind fracking, for example. In literature, many of us will have studied Pushkin, Tolstoy, Turgenev, Dostoyevsky, Solzhenitsyn, Blok, Pasternak and so many others. We also pay tribute to the...

Shale Gas Exploration: Planning Permission (12 Sep 2018)

Ruth George: A vast majority of respondents to the consultation on the national planning policy framework were opposed to fracking, as the Government’s own response set out, yet you are going ahead regardless. How can anyone have faith in any consultation process that this Government launch on fracking?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (12 Sep 2018)

Paul Blomfield: ...she also needs to focus on electricity production. Investment in renewable energy has halved as a result of the Government’s policies. Instead of encouraging carbon-emitting technologies such as fracking, which is deeply unpopular in Sheffield and across the country, will she recognise that our future depends on serious investment in wind, solar, tidal and other renewables?

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fracking (6 Sep 2018)

Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the report entitled Potential Air Quality Impacts of Shale Gas Extraction in the UK, published by his Department in 2018, for what reason the report was compiled in 2015 but not published until 2018.

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2018-19 (4 Sep 2018)

Ruth Davidson: ...on last year’s programme. The SNP had great ambitions but remarkably little legislation has happened—it was not so much a relaunch as a retread. What did we have in the past year instead of that fresh new agenda? We had a fracking ban that was not a fracking ban; a new teach first system that excluded Teach First; and a new state-owned energy company that so far has not...

Standards: Summer Adjournment (24 Jul 2018)

Caroline Lucas: ...say a few words about yet another decision that has been smuggled out on this last day before the recess, and about which many Members may not even know. The Government have just given the green light to more fracking at Preston New Road. This is an absolute kick in the teeth for the local community, who almost unanimously oppose fracking in their back yard, and who have been fighting an...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Fracking: Health Hazards (20 Jul 2018)

Sarah Wollaston: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government has commissioned a review of research relating to the health implications of shale gas extraction by any organisation since the 2015 general election.

Esa Underpayments: Business of the House (19 Jul 2018)

Lee Rowley: A few weeks ago, the Government announced that they were likely over the summer to consult on changes to the planning process for shale gas and fracking. There is a shale gas application in my constituency, and this is of concern to a number of residents in my part of the world. Will the Minister consider giving Government time for a debate on shale gas and, in particular, proposed changes to...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fracking (18 Jul 2018)

Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take account of the Royal Society's update of its report of June 2012 on shale gas extraction before continuing his plans to extract such gas.

Written Answers — Home Office: Fracking: Protest (16 Jul 2018)

Alex Norris: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what additional funding his Department has allocated to local police forces for the policing of fracking sites.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (11 Jul 2018)

Julian Sturdy: There are growing concerns in my constituency about the proposed changes to planning powers for fracking applications being put forward for consultation by the Government and specifically the idea of treating non-fracking shale exploration as permitted development. Will my right hon. Friend update me on when the consultation will be open, and does he agree that these kinds of planning...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fracking: Carbon Budgets (9 Jul 2018)

Thangam Debbonaire: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of fracking on the UK meeting the targets of the (a) fourth carbon budget for 2023-2027 and (b) fifth carbon budget for 2028-2032.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fracking (9 Jul 2018)

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering: To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure that waste water from fracking is disposed of safely; and what is their policy towards (1) releasing waste water after treatment into a water course, and (2) injecting waste water back into the fracking well.

Opposition Day - [15TH Allotted Day, 1ST Part]Opposition Day: Claim of Right for Scotland (4 Jul 2018)

Ian Murray: ...Parliament where the Scottish National party does not have a majority, and that Scottish Parliament—if it is the sovereign will of the Scottish people—has over the last few years voted against the Government on fracking, cuts to the national health service, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, council funding, the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications...

Leaving the EU: Implications for Scotland — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (3 Jul 2018)

Colin Clark: ...UK company, which has invested £2 billion in the North sea and Grangemouth chemical plant, plans to invest £2 billion in the north-west of Europe. Brexit? No, apparently: from listening to Radio 4 this morning it is about fracking gas—we have to be careful how we pronounce that—from the US. It is half the price of gas in Europe. However, the Scottish Government will...

Scottish Economy — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (27 Jun 2018)

John Lamont: .... Gentleman points out the challenges for the oil and gas sector, but on Monday when the Scottish Affairs Committee was taking evidence on the sector in Aberdeen, we heard people saying they wanted fracking to be expanded in Scotland. Does he support the industry in making that call?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fracking: Plastics (27 Jun 2018)

Louise Haigh: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of fracking supply chains on the level of manufacture of non-degradable plastics.

Food Advertising (Protection of Children from Targeting): Draft EU-Canada Trade Agreement Order (26 Jun 2018)

Barry Gardiner: ...allows companies to sue Governments when they are legislating in the public interest; for example, by introducing plain packaging for cigarettes, national insurance, minimum wages or even banning fracking. These provisions have become increasingly commonplace in new-generation trade agreements and this is what has resulted in such widespread international public outcry against deals such...

Scotland Act 2016 and Wales Act 2017 (Onshore Petroleum) (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (21 Jun 2018)

Lord Bruce of Bennachie: ...question and a bit of context, because the transfer of these powers has generated a lot more heat than light in Scotland, where the Scottish Government claim that this gives them the power to ban fracking or any other form of onshore exploration, which the Court of Session says does not exist. In other words, the First Minister says that fracking is banned in Scotland, but the Court of...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fracking: Public Consultation (21 Jun 2018)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to Written Ministerial Statement HCWS690 of 17 May 2018, what the timetable is for (a) the consultation on the principle of whether non-hydraulic fracturing shale exploration development should be treated as permitted development, (b) the consultation on the inclusion of shale production projects in the...


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