Fracking

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 7th February 2018.

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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, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 25 January 2018, on Energy Policy, HCWS#428, what criteria he will use to assess the financial resilience of (a) Third Energy UK Gas Limited and (b) other companies proposing to carry out hydraulic fracturing operations in England.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

As set out in the Written Ministerial Statement of 25 January, the Secretary of State has asked the Infrastructure and Projects Authority for an assessment of the financial resilience of the company and will respond further in due course as appropriate.

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