Fracking: Ryedale

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 6th December 2017.

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Photo of Alan Whitehead Alan Whitehead Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what criteria his Department will use to determine a decision on consent for hydraulic fracturing at the Kirby Misperton site; and if he will make a statement.

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

The Department will determine Third Energy’s application for hydraulic fracturing at its Kirby Misperton site using the same criteria set out under Section 4A of the Petroleum Act 1998 (inserted by Section 50 of the Infrastructure Act 2015).

The Department is carefully considering the evidence submitted and will respond appropriately in due course.

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