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Questions to the Mayor of London — London Plan (3): London Plan (3) (16 Jan 2020)

Nicky Gavron: I fully support your continued opposition to fracking in London. Are you also lobbying Government to ensure that national policy reflects your strong opposition in London?

A Green Industrial Revolution (15 Jan 2020)

Matt Western: ...is the opportunity presented by onshore wind farms, in which so many countries, such as France and Germany, have invested heavily, but on which we have a virtual ban. The Government instead prefer fracking . We have seen huge investment in offshore wind farms, which is to be commended, but where the Labour party proposed to build 37 new offshore wind farms, with 51% public ownership, there...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fracking (14 Jan 2020)

Lord Greaves: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to revoke the moratorium on fracking.

Australian Bushfires (9 Jan 2020)

Deidre Brock: ...repeatedly, yet the UK stands virtually still on this issue. That must change. There must be no more woolly words and no more waffle—it is time for real climate action. When will we see a ban on fracking, incentives for renewable energy production and a roll-out of electric vehicle charging stations? Where is the support for electric aviation and VAT exemptions for home insulation—not...

Fracking - Question (9 Jan 2020)

Fracking - Question

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (8 Jan 2020)

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb: ...and to Parliament, and Parliament responded by declaring a climate emergency. It showed that protest can be a powerful positive legitimate force in our democracy. Local people setting up anti-fracking protest camps as a way of mobilising a continual presence on the doorstep of the frackers was very important. The frackers lost, despite all their powerful connections and party donations....

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill: Parliamentary sovereignty (8 Jan 2020)

Geraint Davies: ...big companies can either sue us or threaten to sue us for not pursuing various activities, or will block our legislation. In case there is any ambiguity, let me give an example. Lone Pine, the big fracking company, sued the Canadian Government because Quebec had a moratorium on fracking, saying that it would affect climate change, or was not in the interests of the environment, or whatever...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (19 Dec 2019)

Geraint Davies: ...timeline, in light of the fact that 80% of all identified fossil fuels are unexploitable if we are to avoid irreversible climate change. The Government need to stop their ambitions in relation to fracking. Fracking is worse than coal for climate change, because methane is 85 times worse than carbon dioxide for global warming. There has been a suspension of fracking. I hope that suspension...

Questions to the Mayor of London — Green number plates: Green number plates (14 Nov 2019)

Leonie Cooper: ...although green number plates could encourage take-up of electric vehicles in London, the policy is symbolic of Government greenwashing given their investment in fossil fuel industries, support for fracking and lack of support for London’s clean air ambitions?

Points of Order (5 Nov 2019)

Gordon Marsden: ..., Energy and Industrial Strategy put out yesterday. It said a lot about the past but very little about the immediate future. The Government were forced to introduce a so-called moratorium on fracking at the weekend because of the tremors that affected my constituents in Blackpool in August, with the Oil and Gas Authority subsequently saying that they were unacceptable. However, in a Radio...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fracking: Decommissioning (5 Nov 2019)

Lord Greaves: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the (1) requirements, (2) regulations, and (3) responsibilities, in connection with (a) the decommissioning of onshore fracking wells in particular where an operator is no longer able to carry out the necessary work, (b) monitoring of a well for any leakages or emissions, or other environmental damage following its closure and...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: *No heading* (5 Nov 2019)

Lord Truscott: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ban fracking in the UK.

International Sustainability: Natural Resources and Biodiversity - Motion to Take Note (4 Nov 2019)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...Lords have also heard in this debate, this Government have also continued to pursue policies that are damaging to the natural environment abroad, including the use of UK Export Finance to subsidise fracking and fossil fuel extraction. Between 2014 and 2018, 96% of UK Export Finance’s support to the energy sector—£2.5 billion—went to fossil fuel exports. The CDC has also continued to...

Extinction Rebellion - Question (31 Oct 2019)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...to achieve exactly that end suggest some sort of membership of the group’s committee at a high level, perhaps the highest level? More seriously, how can the Government continue to support fracking while simultaneously preparing for the elimination of fossil fuels in their entirety by 2050?

Prime Minister: Engagements (30 Oct 2019)

Alan Whitehead: ...your speakership comes to an end. Labour will produce a strong offer at the forthcoming election on the climate emergency and net zero, including a full ban on the extraction of fossil fuel by fracking. What chance does the Prime Minister think he has of matching that offer, particularly in the light of the news that the Conservative manifesto will be written by a lobbyist for the fracking...

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill (29 Oct 2019)

Cat Smith: ...will tackle the climate emergency with a green new deal, bringing net zero emissions targets forward and providing renewable industries with the investment and support they need, including banning fracking in the UK once and for all. It is time for change. Labour will end austerity and build an economy that works for all, with a real living wage, proper collective bargaining and four new...

Environment Bill (28 Oct 2019)

Sandy Martin: ... the Member for Newport West (Ruth Jones) talked about the need for more powers and resources for councils. The hon. Member for Gloucester (Richard Graham) talked about it being time to drop fracking, with which I strongly agree. We have had less than three hours to debate the Second Reading of this mammoth Bill. It is a Bill that covers so many areas in which radical change is needed if...

Business of the House (24 Oct 2019)

Valerie Vaz: ...not mentioned in the Bill, even though this is the cheapest and fastest way to decrease one’s carbon footprint. He did not respond last week when I asked him whether the Government will rule out fracking once and for all in the Environment Bill. We need a debate on that National Audit Office report. It must not be down to my hon. Friend the Member for Wakefield (Mary Creagh) and her...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Fracking (22 Oct 2019)

Chi Onwurah: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timeframe is for the publication of the Government response to its consultation on Permitted development for shale gas exploration.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fracking: Earthquakes (22 Oct 2019)

Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government remains committed to the traffic light system to regulate fracking following seismic activity.


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