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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Mobile Phones: Evidence more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 8 May (HL Deb, col 1220), whether the Attorney General will personally supervise the review of the digital evidence consent form; and whether the views of police and crime commissioners were taken into account in the development of that form. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
star this property uin HL15684 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>The digital evidence consent forms are overseen by the National Police Chiefs’ Council and the Crown Prosecution Service, and they will continue to engage with victims’ groups and the Information Commissioner’s Office to ensure that the right approach is being taken. A draft of the form was issued to a number of stakeholders during development, and this included the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners. The Attorney General will be issuing new Attorney General’s Guidelines on Disclosure in the winter. These Guidelines will assist prosecutors and investigators in ensuring that privacy and data protection considerations are properly considered in disclosure practice and procedure.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T15:14:22.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:14:22.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
1127993
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Royal Albert Hall more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 18 February (HL13508), when the Attorney General expects to give a decision on the application by the Charity Commission to refer questions concerning the Royal Albert Hall to the Charity Tribunal. more like this
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Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts more like this
star this property uin HL15878 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>Last year the Charity Commission wrote to the Attorney General requesting his consent to refer five questions to the First-Tier Tribunal concerning the Corporation of the Hall of Arts and Sciences – i.e. the Royal Albert Hall, which is a registered charity. While the Charity Commission has the power to refer questions to the Tribunal, it may only do so with the consent of the Attorney General, as set out in section 325 of the Charities Act 2011.</p><p> </p><p>As set out in the Written Answer HL13508, this is a complex case and careful consideration is being given to the detailed representations made by the Corporation and the Commission. While it is not yet possible to provide an estimate as to when a final decision will be made, a preliminary response from officials is being drawn up setting out initial views and inviting further discussion between the parties. This will be sent to the Commission and the Corporation shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T10:56:09.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T10:56:09.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts more like this
1137934
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Criminal Proceedings: Evidence more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what changes, if any, they plan to make to disclosure procedures operated by the police and the Crown Prosecution Service to ensure that (1) trials are not disrupted by late or inadequate disclosure, and (2) incursions into the privacy of complainants and witnesses are material and proportionate. more like this
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Lord Carlile of Berriew more like this
star this property uin HL17033 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>There has been unprecedented joint commitment and focus from the police and the CPS to finding solutions to the problem of getting disclosure right.</p><p> </p><p>Proper disclosure of unused material is vital if there is to be a fair trial. That is why in 2018 the Attorney General published his review, looking at the efficiency and effectiveness of the current disclosure system, including how sensitive data is handled. We are now working hard to implement the recommendations made in the review, and extensive action has already been undertaken to bring about necessary changes. The government remains committed to ensuring that errors in the disclosure process are driven down to their absolute minimum.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T14:20:54.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T14:20:54.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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1138
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Carlile of Berriew more like this
1139568
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Prostitution: Prosecutions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions of brothel owners or managers are (1) pending, and (2) completed, following the removal of women from their premises to Yarl's Wood and other detention centres. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL17215 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-30more like thismore than 2019-07-30
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the number of prosecutions of defendants charged with offences of keeping a brothel or of controlling prostitution. This information could only be obtained by a manual examination of CPS case files, which would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p>While the CPS does not collect data on defendants prosecuted by specific offence or the outcome of any prosecution, information is available for the number of offences concerning the keeping or management of brothels and controlling prostitution, in which a prosecution commenced at magistrates’ courts. The table below shows the number of these offences recorded on the CPS’s Case Management System in each financial year over the last ten years.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2008-2009</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2009-2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010-2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011-2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-2018</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sexual Offences Act 1956 { 33 }</p></td><td><p>83</p></td><td><p>39</p></td><td><p>48</p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>28</p></td><td><p>24</p></td><td><p>9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sexual Offences Act 1956 { 33A }</p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>106</p></td><td><p>92</p></td><td><p>54</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>72</p></td><td><p>75</p></td><td><p>63</p></td><td><p>63</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sexual Offences Act 2003 { 52 }</p></td><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>24</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>25</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sexual Offences Act 2003 { 53 }</p></td><td><p>93</p></td><td><p>87</p></td><td><p>87</p></td><td><p>61</p></td><td><p>39</p></td><td><p>49</p></td><td><p>58</p></td><td><p>87</p></td><td><p>92</p></td><td><p>64</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>TOTAL</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>323</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>207</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>265</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>207</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>135</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>108</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>174</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>203</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>186</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>168</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p>Data Source: CPS Management Information System</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>It should be noted that the figures relate to the number of offences and not the number of individual defendants. It is often the case that an individual defendant is charged with more than one offence against the same victim.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-07-30T12:21:25.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-30T12:21:25.92Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Prostitution: Prosecutions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 30 July (HL17215), whether it is their policy to prosecute brothel owners and managers when women are removed to detention centres from their premises, in view of the probability of offences of trafficking or slavery. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL17643 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><em>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</em></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:46:57.42Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:46:57.42Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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2018
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1124894
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Business more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Institute of Chartered Accountants Business Confidence Monitor Q2 2019, published in May, which suggests a decline in confidence of UK businesses due to ongoing Brexit uncertainty. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15569 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The latest ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) shows that business confidence has not fallen significantly this quarter.</p><p> </p><p>According to the Office for National Statistics, the UK economy picked up in the first three months of the year - Growth was 0.5% in the quarter, up from 0.2% in the previous three months. The employment rate (16-64) remained at 76.1%– at a record high. Employment increased by 99,000 on the quarter, standing at 32.7m – remaining broadly unchanged on the last labour market statistics release.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:08:29.29Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:08:29.29Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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1125498
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Fracking more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 10 April (HL15067), what, if any, ongoing assessment or review is being conducted of the ability of operators to fulfil their responsibilities and fund decommissioning costs after (1) the issuance of a Petroleum Exploration and Development Licence, and (2) the granting of Hydraulic Fracturing Consent. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
star this property uin HL15593 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) is responsible for ensuring that operators are fulfilling their responsibilities under their licence. As such, the OGA has the ability to carry out financial assessments to review an operator’s ability to fund its activities within the licence area, which would include decommissioning of any wells drilled. These financial assessments take place when there is a licence transaction to consider, such as changes of control, or where other approvals are sought such as drilling consent and field development consent.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Secretary of State may withdraw Hydraulic Fracturing Consent if there has been a material change in circumstances and my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State no longer considers it appropriate to remain in force.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:01:17.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:01:17.393Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
1125499
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Fracking more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 10 April (HL15067), what communications they have had with landowners and local authorities regarding the decommissioning of fracking sites in the event that an operator does not fulfil their obligations. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
star this property uin HL15594 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The Department routinely corresponds with a range of stakeholders in relation to the regulatory regime for shale gas extraction, including decommissioning obligations. The Government has always been clear that it expects licensees to fulfil obligations to decommission shale gas sites.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:01:44.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:01:44.423Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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4297
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
1125500
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Fracking more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 10 April (HL15067), in the event that any and all “other appropriate parties”, including other licensees or landowners, failed to decommission and return a fracking site to its former state, who would ultimately bear the financial burden. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
star this property uin HL15595 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>There is no precedent for the scenario above arising, in respect of hydraulically fractured wells in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has been clear that the responsibility for decommissioning lies with the licensee and has sought to reinforce this principle. For example, as set out in the Written Answer of 10 April (HL15067) that as part of the associated application for Hydraulic Fracturing Consent, the Government looks at the financial resilience of all companies wishing to carry out hydraulic fracturing operations, including their ability to fund decommissioning costs. My rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State will not issue Hydraulic Fracturing Consent unless he is satisfied this has been appropriately demonstrated.</p><p> </p><p>To date, there have only been two hydraulically fractured shale gas wells in the UK. The first, at Cuadrilla’s Preese Hall site in Lancashire, has been fully decommissioned and the land restored to its previous use. The second, Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road well-1z, is still operational.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:07:34.82Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:07:34.82Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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4297
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
1125501
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Fracking more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 10 April (HL15067), what assessment they have made of the potential liabilities for local authorities in the event that an operator and “other appropriate parties” do not decommission and return a fracking site to its former state. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
star this property uin HL15596 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>There is no precedent for hydraulically fractured shale gas well decommissioning costs being borne by local authorities.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has been clear that the responsibility for decommissioning lies with the licensee and has sought to reinforce this principle. For example, as set out in the Written Answer of 10 April (HL15067) that as part of the associated application for Hydraulic Fracturing Consent, the Government looks at the financial resilience of all companies wishing to carry out hydraulic fracturing operations, including their ability to fund decommissioning costs. My rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State will not issue Hydraulic Fracturing Consent unless he is satisfied this has been appropriately demonstrated.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, Mineral Planning Authorities may require that bonds or other financial guarantees are taken to underpin a planning condition.</p><p> </p><p>To date, there have only been two hydraulically fractured shale gas wells in the UK. The first, at Cuadrilla’s Preese Hall site in Lancashire, has been fully decommissioned and the land restored to its previous use. The second, Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road well-1z, is still operational.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:08:10.503Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:08:10.503Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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4297
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this