Claudia Beamish, MSP for South Scotland, has consulted on a Member’s Bill to ban unconventional oil and gas extraction, including by means of hydraulic fracturing. Read the full consultation document here.

Public consultation on this proposal closed on Friday 17th February 2017.

You can read a complete summary of the consultation submissions, along with my own commentary of the results by clicking here.

In total, 1,067 responses were received; 30 (3%) responses from organisations and 1,037 (97%) from individuals.

934 (87%) were supportive of the proposal to ban UOG extraction; 12 (1%) were neutral; 114 (11%) were opposed to a ban; and 7 (less than 1%) were unsure.