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star this property date less than 2017-06-23more like thismore than 2017-06-23
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to secure the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Radcliffe from prison and the return of her daughter to the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West remove filter
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 909 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-06-28more like thismore than 2017-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Maidenhead (Mrs May), has raised our strong concerns for Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe with Iranian President Rouhani several times, most recently on 24 May. The Foreign Secretary has also raised our concerns. I will continue to remind the Iranian authorities of these concerns, as I did in a phone call with the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister on 21 June. We remain ready to facilitate Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe's daughter's return to the UK if requested.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-06-28T14:08:44.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-17more like thismore than 2015-09-17
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Fossil Fuels: Subsidies more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if the Government will make it its policy to eliminate all indirect and direct fossil fuel subsidies within the present Parliament. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West remove filter
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 10572 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 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
star this property answer text <p>The UK does not have any fossil fuel subsidies. The Government sees clear benefits from climate, domestic energy security and budgetary stability perspectives, of phasing out such subsidies internationally. Therefore, where helpful, we will continue to aid the global effort to phase out fossil fuel subsidies. The UK remains a strong supporter of the G20 commitment to rationalise and phase out, over the medium term, inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption. You may also be aware that my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State recently announced that the UK will support the Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform Communique - which is to be presented at the Climate Change negotiations in Paris later this year - calling for more action on this matter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-10-12T13:42:49.483Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-12T13:42:49.483Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-17more like thismore than 2015-09-17
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy Supply more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if the Government will allocate infrastructure funding to support grid upgrades and enable a low-carbon future. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West remove filter
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 10573 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 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the vital role that networks play in meeting our low-carbon ambitions. It is for Ofgem, as the independent regulator, to allocate funding to network companies for grid upgrades. In the latest 8-year regulatory price controls Ofgem has allowed funding of up to £21.5bn [1] for electricity transmission and £24.6bn [2] for electricity distribution to expand, replace and maintain the networks.</p><p><em><strong>[1]</strong></em><em> 2009-10 prices</em></p><p><em><em><strong>[2]</strong></em></em><em> 2012-13 prices</em></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-10-12T13:42:06.123Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-12T13:42:06.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-17more like thismore than 2015-09-17
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy Supply more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will bring forward proposals to change Ofgem regulations to allow distribution network operator companies to upgrade grid infrastructure speculatively, in order that they may plan ahead for new renewable energy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West remove filter
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 10574 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 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
star this property answer text <p>Ofgem, as the independent regulator, has consulted on allowing greater anticipatory investment in electricity distribution networks. It expects to publish its views and next steps by the end of September. The consultation and responses are available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/quicker-and-more-efficient-distribution-connections" target="_blank">https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/quicker-and-more-efficient-distribution-connections</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-10-12T13:41:05.577Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-12T13:41:05.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-17more like thismore than 2015-09-17
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Environment Protection: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if her Department will consult openly on what scheme will succeed ECO and the Green Deal, and in that consultation address the issues of (a) accessibility of funding for community groups, (b) fuel bill levies and (c) quality assurance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West remove filter
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 10562 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 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to working closely with industry and consumer groups on a new value for money approach to the future policy framework for energy efficiency, learning lessons from past approaches. The Government is also committed to keeping energy bills as low as possible as part of a long-term, coherent and affordable policy framework. The longer-term future of ECO will be part of these discussions around a new, better-integrated policy and we will formally consult on changes to ECO regulations at the appropriate moment. In the meantime we have been and will continue to engage with stakeholders about all aspects of a new policy framework including accessibility of funding for community groups. The Government has also commissioned an independent review led by Peter Bonfield to investigate consumer advice, protection, standards and enforcement of energy efficiency and renewable energy schemes and to ensure that the system properly supports and protects consumers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-10-12T13:44:06.013Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-12T13:44:06.013Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-17more like thismore than 2015-09-17
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Conservation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if the Government will make it its policy to set energy efficiency targets higher than those set out in the 2015 Conservative election manifesto. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West remove filter
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 10575 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 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
star this property answer text <p>Alongside its specific manifesto commitment of insulating a million more homes over the next five years, supporting our commitment to tackle fuel poverty, this Government is also committed to keeping energy bills as low as possible as part of a long-term, coherent and affordable policy framework. We are also guided by our legally binding objectives on tackling fuel poverty and carbon, which require us to cut the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by the period 2023-2027, which we will do as cost effectively as possible, and to enable as many fuel poor homes as reasonably practicable to reach energy efficiency Band C by 2030.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-10-12T13:40:37.187Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-12T13:40:37.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-09more like thismore than 2015-10-09
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Subsidies more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment her Department has made of the consistency of its policies on subsidies for renewable energy and for fossil fuels with current and proposed international climate change targets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West remove filter
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 10799 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-16more like thismore than 2015-10-16
star this property answer text <p>This Government remains committed to meeting the target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80%, on 1990 levels, by 2050. This remains in line with our contribution to the international effort to limit global warming to below 2 degrees.</p><p>We, also, continue to make progress towards our EU 2020 Renewable Target with provisional figures showing that 7.0% of final energy consumption was met from renewable sources in 2014. We are also on track to meet our EU 2020 energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets.</p><p>We continue to support the deployment of renewable energy in our future energy mix:</p><ul><li>Electricity: The introduction of Contracts for Difference will give companies long term revenue certainty whilst driving down the cost for consumers through competition.</li><li>Heat: Under existing renewable heat schemes, the Government has supported around 40,000 homes and 12,000 businesses, schools, farms and other organisations with new renewable heating systems.</li><li>Transport: The Government is investing £500million over the next 5 years in making ultra-low emission vehicles more accessible to families and businesses across the country.</li></ul><p>It is vital to ensure security of supply and that the lights stay on, therefore fossil fuels will continue to play an important part in our future energy mix. The 2012 Carbon Plan noted that we will still need significant oil and gas supplies while we decarbonise our economy and transition to a low carbon economy, with projections showing that in 2030 oil and gas will remain a vital part of the energy mix, providing around 70% of the UK’s primary energy requirements.</p><p>The Government is seeking an ambitious, legally binding,global climate change deal in Paris in December that keeps the goal of limiting average global emissions to limit global warming to below 2 degrees within reach.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-10-16T14:00:31.41Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-16T14:00:31.41Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-09more like thismore than 2015-10-09
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Buildings more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will make it her policy to commit her Department to a long-term energy efficiency programme for buildings including the provision of solid wall insulation during this Parliament in line with the recommendations of the Committee on Climate Change set out in its 2015 Progress Report to Parliament. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West remove filter
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 10796 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-14more like thismore than 2015-10-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to working closely with industry and consumer groups on a new value for money approach to the future policy framework for energy efficiency, learning lessons from past approaches. Alongside its specific manifesto commitment of supporting low cost measures on energy efficiency with the goal of insulating a million more homes over the next five years, supporting our commitment to tackle fuel poverty, this Government is also committed to keeping energy bills as low as possible as part of a long-term, coherent and affordable policy framework. That framework, which will take full account of our legally binding commitments on climate change and on fuel poverty, will focus on enabling consumers to take up the measures that are right for them and their home, whether solid wall insulation or other measures. We are soon to see Peter Hansford’s Review on Solid Wall Insulation for the Green Construction Board and that will help inform policy affecting the technology as will the recommendations from the Committee on Climate Change.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-10-14T14:54:23.913Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-14T14:54:23.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-09more like thismore than 2015-10-09
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on jobs and income in the solar power industry of the recent change in policy on subsidies for that industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West remove filter
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 10797 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-14more like thismore than 2015-10-14
star this property answer text <p>BIS’s report “The Size and Performance of the UK Low Carbon Economy” estimated that in 2013 there were over 34,000 jobs in the UK solar sector.</p><p>Our consultation on the feed-in tariff review reflects the need to balance sector support whilst keeping bills down for consumers.</p><p>We strongly welcome evidence from the sector during this review consultation, which ends on 23 October.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-10-14T14:47:37.22Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-14T14:47:37.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Fracking more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps her Department has taken to assess the impact of hydraulic fracturing in (a) national parks and (b) other environmentally sensitive areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West remove filter
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 15971 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-16more like thismore than 2015-11-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government issued guidance on its planning policy on unconventional hydrocarbon development in National Parks, the Broads, AONBs and World Heritage Sites in July 2014, which clearly sets out the high level of protection accorded to these areas in respect to development.1</p><br /><p>In addition, in July 2015 the Government laid draft regulations that define protected areas in which hydraulic fracturing will be prohibited. These regulations ensure that the process of high volume hydraulic fracturing cannot take place at depths above 1200 metres in National Parks, the Broads, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, World Heritage Sites and areas that are most vulnerable to groundwater pollution.2</p><br /><p>We have also separately committed to ensuring that fracking cannot be conducted from wells that are drilled in the UK’s most valuable areas and are minded to apply these in Sites of Special Scientific Interest, Ramsar and Natura 2000 sites, as well as the areas covered by the draft Protected Areas regulations.3</p><br /><p><em><strong>[1]</strong></em><em><a href="http://planningguidance.communities.gov.uk/blog/guidance/minerals/planning-for-hydrocarbon-extraction/determining-the-planning-application/" target="_blank">http://planningguidance.communities.gov.uk/blog/guidance/minerals/planning-for-hydrocarbon-extraction/determining-the-planning-application/</a></em></p><p><em>2]</em><em><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-defines-protected-areas-for-shale-developments" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-defines-protected-areas-for-shale-developments</a></em></p><p><em>[3]</em><em><a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/oil-and-gas-licensing-rounds#surface-development-restrictions" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/oil-and-gas-licensing-rounds#surface-development-restrictions</a></em></p>
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-11-16T15:25:42.087Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-16T15:25:42.087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this