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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-09691: Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 15 June 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what (a) discussions or (b) meetings it has had in 2017 with onshore petroleum exploration and development licence owners regarding its position on unconventional oil and gas.

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 29 June 2017

No meetings or discussions have taken place in 2017 between the Scottish Government and onshore petroleum exploration and development licence owners regarding its position on unconventional oil and gas.

No fracking or drilling for coal bed methane can take place in Scotland as a result of the moratorium this Government has put in place.