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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-12195: Dean Lockhart (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 26 October 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many of the respondents to the consultation, Talking Fracking: A Consultation on Unconventional Oil Gas, were resident in (a) Scotland, (b) the rest of the UK and (c) elsewhere, and how many responses were deemed inadmissible because of (i) duplication, (ii) incomplete entry and (iii) other reasons.

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 6 November 2017

It is only possible to identify the geographic location of substantive respondents who provided a postal address. Of those respondents included in the analysis:

a) 6,629 were resident in Scotland.; b) 814 were resident elsewhere in the UK; c) 66 were resident elsewhere.

In total, 793 substantive responses were removed before analysis: (i) 79 were duplicate submissions (ii) 85 were blank (iii) 629 were removed for other reasons.

Further detail of the analysis and how it was carried out is available in Talking ‘Fracking’: A Consultation on Unconventional Oil and Gas – Analysis of Responses, published on 03 October 2017 at http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/10/9813