Fracking: Ryedale

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 2nd November 2017.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 30 October 2017 to Question 109369, on what date officials met Third Energy to discuss its application for hydraulic fracturing consent for the KM8 wellsite in Ryedale, North Yorkshire; what the purpose of that meeting was; and if he will make a statement.

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

Officials periodically meet the shale gas industry (including Third Energy) to discuss progress; part of those discussions have included applications for hydraulic fracturing consent, which were framed around the Department’s guidance document on the matter[1]. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State will respond appropriately to Third Energy’s application in due course.

[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/591631/Hydraulic_Fracturing_Consent_Guidance.pdf

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