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Industrial Health and Safety

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 901170, tabled on 1 September 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Health and Safety Executive has carried out research into the potential risks associated with hydraulic fracturing.

Answered on

7 September 2015

It is not necessary for HSE to commission new research in order to be confident that it can regulate the shale industry effectively, due to the broad range of shale research already available and HSE's existing knowledge of oil and gas extraction.

I have asked HSE to keep the situation under review.

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