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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 6th July 2017.

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Photo of Lord Truscott Lord Truscott Non-affiliated

Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to continue to support the development of shale gas in the UK.

Photo of Lord Prior of Brampton Lord Prior of Brampton 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 Government continues to support shale exploration to determine the potential of the industry. However, we are clear, shale gas operations will only take place in a manner which is safe for the environment and local communities.

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