Pushing for better benefits from fracking
In 2013 Hoyle convened a cross-party meeting with other Lancashire MPs to join forces to demand more money for their constituents from the UK Government in return for “fracking rights” after concluding that the sweeteners being offered were not good enough. Describing it as 'practical politics' Hoyle's colleague Eric Ollerenshaw explained that they wanted more than the current proised £100,000 of community benefits per well drilled and the proposed 1 per cent share of revenues generated when production starts.'
- “We don’t want the crumbs off the table. We want to make sure we get something out of this for the long-term for Lancashire as a whole”, said Ollerenshaw.
- Elizabeth Rigby and Jim Pickard, Lancashire MPs join forces to seek fracking sweeteners, FT.com, August 14, 2013 11:35 pm
- Rt Hon Mr Lindsay Hoyle, www.parliament.uk, accessed 30 October 2013.
- Sarah Priddy, PIL: Current Members Related to Other Current or Former Members - Commons Library Standard Note, 13 September 2013.