She also appears to have back-tracked on hints that she might relax rules on earthquakes induced by fracking.
Claire Perry had been asked by a fellow Conservative how many shale gas exploration and hydraulic fracturing sites she had visited.
Replying to the written question by Lee Rowley, MP for North East Derbyshire, Ms Perry said:
“I have had a number of meetings with stakeholders interested in shale gas exploration, but have not yet had opportunity to visit a site.”
The reply came a day after Ms Perry criticised the shadow business secretary, Rebecca Long-Bailey, for not going into Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site during a meeting with protesters (DrillOrDrop report)
In a series of questions, Mr Rowley, who has opposed Ineos plans for shale gas…
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