Fracking: Regulation

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 11th July 2017.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals on the regulation of hydraulic fracturing.

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

The Government has been clear that shale development must be safe and environmentally sound. The UK has a strong regulatory system which provides a comprehensive regime for all shale gas activities.

The Government has been recently elected and its approach to implementing the manifesto proposals, including any involving legislation, has yet to be finalised.

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