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Mark questions Fracking

(January 21, 2015)

Following the news that two fracking applications have been been recommended to be refused by Lancashire County Council officers, Mark commented: 'I believe that the environmental framework surrounding fracking needs to be strengthened.'

He added: 'I have raised the issue of fracking on several occasions to the relevant Ministers and listed below are the Parliamentary Questions from the current and last parliamentary sessions'. 

12th June 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) officials and (b) Ministers in his Department have visited Lancashire for
purposes related to fracking since 2010. [199734]

28th April 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he
has had with the US Department of Energy on licensing and regulatory regimes in
relation to fracking in (a) Lancashire and (b) the UK. [196180]

6th March 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what risk
assessments he has made of the effect of fracking on water tables in Lancashire
and East Sussex. [189495]

4th February 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he
has had with the Peel Group about the possibility of pollution from waste water
used for fracking being dumped in the Manchester ship canal. [185754]

3rd February 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will take
steps to ensure that any proposals brought forward by the Government to change
the law on trespassing to facilitate fracking will not affect local property
rights. [185756]

21st January 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much he estimates local authorities will gain from fracking revenues; and which local
authorities will benefit. [183310]

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