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Shale Gas Development

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:30 pm on 31st October 2018.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Transport) 4:30 pm, 31st October 2018

I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving way. When local authorities have developed policy based on their analysis of the impact that fracking will have, surely their voice counts, particularly when it is backed up by the voices of local people overwhelmingly saying that this activity will be a disaster for their local community?