Tagged: Mark Menzies

Congratulations to Dan Byles

Congratulations to Dan Byles

Dan Byles and his All-Party Group on Fracking made the first page of Private Eye this week! Private Eye are at last waking up to some of the questionable aspects of this government’s much vaunted “Dash for Gas” and in todays’ issue 1347 they raise some interesting questions about arch...

Fracking and Community Benefits

Fracking and Community Benefits

Local MP Mark Menzies spoke in an adjournment debate in the House of Commons yesterday. He suggested that the interpretation of “well site” for the £100k payment during the exploration/appraisal stage in the OFFUGO charter should be per well and not per well site. It is therefore important for the...

Shale Gas and UK Parliament

Shale Gas and UK Parliament

Parliament Today on Radio 4 last Friday had a segment on shale gas. As always it is interesting to see how our elected representatives disport themselves whilst “looking after our interests”. Play -> Parliament Today R4 Treasury Secretary, Danny Alexander does an impression of the unpopular schoolboy trying to ingratiate...

Letter from local resident to Mark Menzies re “Local Benefits”

Letter from local resident to Mark Menzies re “Local Benefits”

This letter was sent today to our local MP in the Fylde, Mark Menzies We will let you know how he replies: Dear Mark Would you be kind enough to respond formally to this email? A lot has been made of the community benefits package announced for fracking, but to...

A flurry of Menzies

A flurry of Menzies

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2013-07-05a.162967.h&s=speaker%3A24804#g162967.q0 July 5th 2013 Mark Menzies (Fylde, Conservative) To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to ensure that any community benefit revenue that is derived from shale gas is apportioned to people living in the immediate vicinity of well sites. Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks, Conservative) I...

Mark Menzies MP, Regulation and Cuadrilla

Mark Menzies MP, Regulation and Cuadrilla

What are we to make of our newly parachuted-in MP? Here in Fylde we grew accustomed to being represented by an MP, Michael Jack, who clearly held the interests of his constituents close to his heart. More than that, his wife, Alison, campaigned tirelessy and effectively to defend the area...

The Office for Unconventional Gas and Mark Menzies MP (Contd)

The Office for Unconventional Gas and Mark Menzies MP (Contd)

We commented earlier this week about the fact that Mr Menzies appeared inordinately pleased with his failure to secure an independent panel to oversee shale gas regulation. Of course we didn’t just comment here, we wrote to him as well. Yesterday he raised the issue again in parliament to Energy...

The Office for Unconventional Gas and Mark Menzies MP

The Office for Unconventional Gas and Mark Menzies MP

How very disappointing to read Mark Menzies MP’s comment in the Lytham St Annes Express about how satisfied he is about the creation of The Office for Unconventional Gas. One of those positives of course was the creation of the Office for Unconventional Gas – a direct response I feel...