Politics

Have your say on the Infrastructure Bill

People with a special expertise or interest in the Infrastructure Bill are being invited to give their views on the legislation to parliament.

A group of MPs are seeking submissions in writing about the bill, which starts it Committee Stage in the House of Commons on Tuesday 16th December. Among the Bill’s proposals are changes to the trespass laws, which would allow oil and gas companies to drill below 300m without the permission of the landowner. There is also a clause that would allow companies to store materials under 300m, again without the consent of the landowner.

The Public Bill Committee is inviting evidence by January 15th 2015 on any issues covered by the bill.

“Your submission should address matters contained within the Bill and concentrate on issues where you have a special interest or expertise, and factual information of which you would like the Committee to be aware.”

Link to guidelines on how to submit evidence

  • The Environmental Audit Select Committee is also seeking evidence on the environmental risks from fracking. Our story

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