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House of Lords written question HL298.

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL298, tabled on 29 June 2017

Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to continue to support the development of shale gas in the UK.

Answered on

6 July 2017

Shale gas could create a new British industry, provide more jobs and make us less reliant on imports from abroad. The UK Government continues to support shale exploration to determine the potential of the industry. However, we are clear, shale gas operations will only take place in a manner which is safe for the environment and local communities.