Fracking

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 23rd February 2015.

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Photo of Anne McIntosh Anne McIntosh Chair, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which regulator regulates the activities of all regulators for fracking activities.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Portsmouth, The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

Each regulator is accountable to parliament as an agency or public body and we aim not to duplicate those mechanisms.

DECC has the policy lead. It works closely with regulators and industry to ensure that regulation is as efficient as possible whilst remaining robust to safeguard public safety and protect the environment.

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