Fracking

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 29th June 2017.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the Government's policy is on fracking.

Photo of Richard Harrington Richard Harrington Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Shale gas could create a new British industry, provide more jobs and make us less reliant on imports from abroad. The UK has over 50 years’ experience regulating the onshore oil and gas industry, and the Government supports safe and environmentally sound exploration to determine the potential of the UK’s shale gas resources.

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