Fracking

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 5th July 2017.

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Photo of Greg Knight Greg Knight Conservative, East Yorkshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Environment Agency and the Health and Safety Executive are adequately resourced to monitor permitted shale gas operations.

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

The Health and Safety Executive and the Environment Agency have sufficient specialist inspectors to deliver the regulatory regime they are responsible for. The resources required will be kept under review.

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