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Planning: Onshore Wind — Statement (6 Jun 2013)

Baroness Hanham: ...to the local community before they put those plans forward and that the local authority also takes that into account. At present, it is not mandatory, and this will make it mandatory. The rules for fracking are not relevant to this particular Statement.

Energy and Climate Change: Onshore Wind (Planning Policy) (6 Jun 2013)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: ..., but can the Minister tell us what the threshold will be for the more significant applications that will trigger compulsory consultation, and do the Government intend to make the same changes for fracking planning applications? It has been reported that local communities will, in effect, be given a veto over new wind farm planning applications. A senior Conservative source is quoted in...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Fracking (6 Jun 2013)

Henry Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress the Government has made on facilitating exploration of UK shale gas reserves.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Fracking (6 Jun 2013)

Dan Byles: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 16 May 2013, Official Report, column 358W, on fracking, what plans he has to commission further studies on the volume of shale gas in place to determine a total UK shale gas resource.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Renewable Energy (5 Jun 2013)

Sylvia Hermon: I am curious to know—as, I am sure, is the whole House—whether the Northern Ireland Office has had any discussions with the Irish Government about the possibility of fracking in Northern Ireland, and the use of shale gas. Please do not tell me that this is a devolved issue; I want a response from the Northern Ireland Office.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Fracking (5 Jun 2013)

Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to publish proposals to ensure that local communities benefit from shale gas projects.

Energy Bill: Clause 1 — Decarbonisation (4 Jun 2013)

Ian Lavery: ...gas will be the answer to our problems? Too many questions need to be asked about shale gas, although we need the general public to support it before anything else. There are a lot of problems with fracking. What is the cost of exploitation? We do not know what it is. Is it safe?

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Fracking: Planning Permission (3 Jun 2013)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will consult on new planning guidance in respect of fracking.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Fracking (3 Jun 2013)

Dan Byles: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the expected rate of fugitive methane emissions from the development of UK onshore shale gas resources; and whether he intends to commission additional research on this subject.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Fracking (3 Jun 2013)

Dan Byles: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will commission further studies on the volume of shale gas in UK waters.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Fracking: Planning Permission (20 May 2013)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: ...and Local Government whether he plans to publish regulations outlining the circumstances in which an environmental impact assessment is required to accompany a planning application for a new fracking site.

Written Answers — Health: Radon Gas: Health Hazards (20 May 2013)

Anna Soubry: ...is preparing a report identifying potential public health issues and concerns, including radon (release/emissions) that might be associated with aspects of hydraulic fracturing, also referred to as fracking. The report is due out for public consultation in the summer. Once released for public consultation, the report will be freely available from the PHE website.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Fracking (16 May 2013)

Dan Byles: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the total UK onshore shale gas resource; and when he plans to publish the recent report on shale gas resources produced by the British Geological Survey.

Queen’s Speech — Debate (4th Day) (14 May 2013)

Lord Crickhowell: ...makers are arguing about a narrow set of existing technologies while all around them the world is changing. He urges fresh thought about possible technological advances. He writes: “Some are like fracking—already largely in place, but needing a push. This category includes battery storage and smart grids and meters. We have within our grasp the ability to store electricity and to make...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: North/South Ministerial Council: Environment (14 May 2013)

Alex Attwood: ...and waste issues. The Council also noted that following preliminary research by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the South into the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing — fracking, as it is known — a more comprehensive research study is planned.  The terms of reference for the study were subject to a public consultation process that ended on 8 March.  It may come...

Queen's Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (13 May 2013)

Lord Flight: ...and increasing and the lack of planning reform is still the key delay to new housebuilding. The energy reforms will do nothing to reduce prices. Energy policy needs radical change to encourage fracking, given what is happening to the US economy as a result of that. There is plenty of potential here in that regard. We have a crackpot policy of massively subsidising unreliable and expensive...

Jobs and Business (10 May 2013)

Kerry McCarthy: ...research, that they do not believe that the Government are supportive enough of their efforts to make the UK, and Bristol, a real hub for that sort of work. I have real concern about the policy on fracking. There are again suggestions in the paper today that the Government may be too close to people who have a very personal vested interest in making money out of it. In the forthcoming...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (1st Day) (8 May 2013)

Lord Lang of Monkton: ...reference in the gracious Speech to, “co-operation with the devolved administrations”. One cannot tell yet what that may mean but co-operation is a two-way street. I believe that constitutional fracking leads to fragmentation, so I trust that Her Majesty’s Government will always concentrate on strengthening the United Kingdom and do nothing that might weaken it. In this Parliament of...

Energy Generation (17 Apr 2013)

Kerry McCarthy: ...measures to be put in place and to create a situation where investors have confidence? At the moment, so much is uncertain about the future of Government energy policy. We have the Treasury driving fracking forward, a lack of targets and the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change criticising the general thrust of energy policy that is being imposed on him by the Treasury. Does...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Fracking: Planning Permission (15 Apr 2013)

Zac Goldsmith: ...State for Communities and Local Government if he will consider ways to increase the weight to be attached to local referendums by the decison-maker in a planning application or appeal relating to a fracking rig installation.


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