22 September 2022
Andrew Bridgen backs the lifting of the moratorium on shale gas extraction

Andrew Bridgen regrets the time wasted in the past two years and backs the immediate lifting of the moratorium on shale gas extraction.

Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire) (Con)

Does my right hon. Friend agree that we should have been fracking our shale gas two years ago? But we are where we are, and the best available time to start is immediately.

Mr Rees-Mogg (The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

My hon. Friend says only two years ago—why such a short timeframe?