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star this property date less than 2018-01-22more like thismore than 2018-01-22
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star this property hansard heading Fracking remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Rt. Hon. Member for Meriden representing the Church Commissioners what the policy of the Church of England is on fracking on land owned by the Church of England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Lancashire more like this
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Rosie Cooper more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-25more like thismore than 2018-01-25
unstar this property answer text <p>All oil and gas deposits in the UK are owned by the Crown. There are no plans for the Church Commissioners to use its land or mineral rights for the purpose of fracking.</p><p>As a policy, The Church Commissioners do not seek applications for seismic drilling/exploration and fracking. Allowing seismic testing/exploratory drilling does not imply approval of fracking, litigation risks arise for landowners should they wish to oppose a request to carry out geophysical surveys on their land. The Church Commissioners seek to minimise this risk.</p><p>The Church Commissioners are responsible landowners and landlords and we seek to protect both our interests and those of our tenants. The Church does not have an official position on fracking and recognises it’s a controversial and evolving issue and people within the church hold a range of views. The Church of England issued a Briefing Paper on Shale Gas and Fracking in December 2016 which can be found here: <a href="https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2017-11/shale-gas-and-fracking.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2017-11/shale-gas-and-fracking.pdf </a><br></p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rosie Cooper more like this