Fracking Week in Parliament (week ending 6 April 2018) The Energy Minister, Claire Perry, was questioned for the second consecutive week on the impact of shale oil drilling in south east England.
UKIP says shale gas is too great an opportunity to ignore but it has promised not to drill for it in national parks.
West Sussex has a last chance next month to strengthen controls on the use of acid in oil and gas operations.
The government promised to deliver shale in 2015 – but during the year no wells were fracked and no applications for shale gas exploration were approved.
The government is proposing to ban fracking from the surface of England’s best natural and landscape areas. Details here
The government has been accused of trying to push through rules on fracking under National Parks by calling a parliamentary vote with less than a day’s notice.
Keep checking for live updates on the House of Commons 2nd Delegated Legislation Committee as it discusses regulations on fracking. About 40 MPs, including 18 members of the committee, are attending the hearing. For more details and membership of the committee click here