Fracking: Fylde

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 12th February 2014.

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Photo of Mark Menzies Mark Menzies Conservative, Fylde

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what on-the-ground inspections have been planned by the Health and Safety Executive for the two new proposed shale gas drilling sites in Fylde.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

No operational work has yet taken place at either of the proposed shale gas extraction sites in Fylde.

Once operational work begins HSE and the Environment Agency will conduct a joint inspection of the key operations at the two proposed shale gas extraction sites.

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