Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 30th October 2017.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Co-Leader of the Green Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department requires that the levels of methane in groundwater must have been monitored for a full 12-month period before hydraulic fracturing can begin.

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

Where an application is made, the department requires that the level of methane in groundwater has, or will have, been monitored in the period of 12 months before hydraulic fracturing begins.

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