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Fracking: Employment

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 131951, tabled on 12 March 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2018 to Question 130666, on Fracking: Employment what advice the Department for Energy and Climate Change (a) commissioned and (b) received from the engineering consultancy AMEC on the potential effect on employment from the future development of the shale gas industry; whether his Department has since commissioned any such estimate from an external consultancy; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

23 March 2018

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has not commissioned a report from any external consultancy on the potential effect on employment from the future development of the shale gas industry.