Fracking: Fylde

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 14th February 2019.

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Photo of Mark Menzies Mark Menzies Conservative, Fylde

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the contribution to the economy of Fylde of the shale gas industry to date.

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)

The Government believes that communities should experience direct benefits from hosting hydraulic fracturing sites in their area. At the exploration stage, £100,000 in community benefits will be provided per well-site when hydraulic fracturing takes place and 1% of revenues at production stage will be paid out to communities.

I am pleased to see that these benefits are already being realised from Cuadrilla’s operations in Lancashire. Cuadrilla has spent almost £9million directly with suppliers based in Lancashire, has over 700 local companies registered with its supplier portal and has provided over £200,000 for local sponsorship schemes.

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