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Fracking

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 20th October 2017.

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Photo of Rebecca Long-Bailey Rebecca Long-Bailey Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to ensure that his decision on hydraulic fracturing consent applications, and the assessments made to support it, are published.

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

The majority of information contained in a hydraulic fracturing consent application will already be in the public domain. The Department plans to publish its response, as appropriate, and in line with its obligations under the Environmental Information Regulations.

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