Fracking: Scotland

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 18th July 2017.

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Photo of Deidre Brock Deidre Brock Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Devolved Government Relations), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Fair Work and Employment), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Northern Ireland)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to support the shale industry in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

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

Holding answer received on 17 July 2017

The Government is in the process of devolving the onshore licensing regime to give the Scottish Government more control over the development of these resources. The Scottish Government already has responsibility for the planning and environmental aspects of the onshore oil and gas regime.

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