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Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Natural Gas: Exploration (23 Jan 2013)

Mark Hendrick: ...for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will publish all correspondence relating to meetings between (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department and (i) Cuadrilla and (ii) any other fracking or shale gas companies in each of the last three years.

Written Answers — Health: Radon Gas: Health Hazards (23 Jan 2013)

Anna Soubry: The Health Protection Agency is currently completing an initial assessment of the potential areas of public health impact that might arise from the environmental aspects of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"). The study, which considers a range of natural and man-made chemicals and contaminants, including radon gas, is currently in draft with an intention to publish it in the near future. The...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Planning Bill: Second Stage (22 Jan 2013)

Alex Attwood: ...know how charged and sensitive the proposal for hydraulic fracturing is in Fermanagh.  Mrs Lo knows that I have said absolutely every time I have been questioned that there will be no rush to fracking in Fermanagh, that all environmental and planning requirements will be upheld and that we will assess all the science — American, European and Irish.  People will have noted that there...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Fracking (21 Jan 2013)

Paul Flynn: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the risks to public safety of naturally occurring radon gas mixed with shale gas obtained from hydraulic fracturing; and what methods are used to separate the radon from the methane in shale gas prior to delivery to domestic consumers.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Fracking (21 Jan 2013)

Zac Goldsmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he will take to prevent fracking operations in the Mendip Hills contaminating groundwater in that area.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Fracking (17 Jan 2013)

Zac Goldsmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on the potential effect of fracking rig installations in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Opposition Day — [14th Allotted Day]: Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency (16 Jan 2013)

David Davies: ...they can. I look at America, where this approach has been tried out. The price of electricity for domestic users has halved in the United States as a result of the exploitation of shale gas through fracking. Obviously, Ministers will get no support from the environmentalists, but they will get no support from them anyway. The first Member who intervened on the Minister was the hon. Member...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Water: Lancashire (15 Jan 2013)

Ben Wallace: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to monitor changes in water quality in Bleasdale, Lancashire caused as a result of fracking.

Scottish Parliament: Planning Reform (15 Jan 2013)

Sarah Boyack: .... Local authorities are under huge pressure generally as a result of the SNP’s budget allocations last year, under which local authorities took 83 per cent of the cuts. The approvals regime for fracking proposals also lacks clarity. One challenge across the chamber today is for members to ask the minister the right questions to find out the rationale behind his proposals. The proposals...

Scottish Parliament: Coal Industry (15 Jan 2013)

Neil Findlay: ...am sceptical about nuclear, but we have it and cannot simply wish it away, so we must look at it in all our energy policy deliberations. However, I have major concerns about the potential impact of fracking on the environment. Members have referred to the UK Government’s carbon capture policy, which has been a massive shambles. We need to get the policy back on track. My friends at the...

Scottish Parliament: Oil and Gas Sector (9 Jan 2013)

Patrick Harvie: ...and gas extraction in Scotland. Under the Scottish National Party Government, there has been an increase in opencast coal extraction, a relaxed attitude to unconventional gas, coal-bed methane and fracking potentially, support for deepwater drilling and now an oil and gas strategy that is focused on squeezing out every last drop from the North Sea. I refer members to the document that I...

Growth and Infrastructure Bill — Second Reading (8 Jan 2013)

Baroness Hanham: ...significant projects regime will be decided within 12 months from the start of examination. The noble Baronesses, Lady Parminter and Lady Young, raised the issue of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. I remember the noble Lord, Lord Berkeley, raising fracking ages ago. The Government support industries and endeavours which pursue new energy sources, so long as tapping these proves to be...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Natural Gas: Exploration (8 Jan 2013)

Mark Hendrick: ...Business, Innovation and Skills if he will publish all correspondence and minutes relating to meetings between (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department and (i) Cuadrilla and (ii) any other fracking or shale gas company.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Fracking (8 Jan 2013)

Zac Goldsmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will consider further ways of safeguarding (a) landscape character and (b) visual amenity in the planning process for fracking rig installation.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Fracking (7 Jan 2013)

Zac Goldsmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his timetable is for his Department's study into the possible impacts of shale gas extraction on greenhouse gas emissions.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Fracking: Fylde (7 Jan 2013)

Tony Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what monitoring will take place of fracking off the Fylde coast.

Shale Gas Profits (19 Dec 2012)

Gregory Barker: ...UK, however, at Preese Hall near Blackpool last year, resulted in noticeable seismic tremors. Seismic activity at such a level could not cause any damage, but was not an expected consequence of the fracking activity, so DECC rightly suspended all fracking operations for shale gas pending a thorough investigation of the causes of the tremors and of the scope for mitigation of seismic risks...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Energy: Shale Gas (19 Dec 2012)

Baroness Verma: ...in relation to petroleum exploration, appraisal and exploration within a particular licence area. Further consents from DECC are required for any drilling operations, for hydraulic fracturing (fracking), or for production. The following two petroleum exploration and development licences (PEDLs) have been granted for areas of the Isle of Wight: PEDL 239 : Held by NWE Mirrabooka (UK) pty....

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Natural Gas: Exploration (18 Dec 2012)

Caroline Flint: ...Energy and Climate Change (1) with reference to the answer of 23 April 2012, Official Report, column 617W, on natural gas: exploration, when he intends to make a decision about the resumption of fracking operations; (2) when he intends to publish his Department's response to comments on the report published on 17 April 2012 on hydraulic fracturing.

Growth and Infrastructure Bill (Programme) (No. 2): New Clause 5 — Purpose of planning (17 Dec 2012)

Jonathan Edwards: ...natural resources of Wales should be harnessed for the benefit of the people of Wales. I am very concerned that any future exploitation of the ground for its mineral wealth, particularly through fracking, would see its riches and the money it generates leaving Wales, without its people benefiting from any of that potential. The people and communities of Wales still bear the scars of the...


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