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Fracking: Regulation

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 3070, tabled on 5 July 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals on the regulation of hydraulic fracturing.

Answered on

11 July 2017

The Government has been clear that shale development must be safe and environmentally sound. The UK has a strong regulatory system which provides a comprehensive regime for all shale gas activities.

The Government has been recently elected and its approach to implementing the manifesto proposals, including any involving legislation, has yet to be finalised.

Answered by

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy