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S5W-03788: Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 14 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government when it last consulted its Chief Scientific Adviser on fracking and for what reason.

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 7 November 2016

Scottish Government officials have met with the Chief Scientific Advisor and Chief Scientific Advisor for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment a number of times to provide a summary of the unconventional oil and gas work underway. The Scottish Government values the contribution of the scientific advisors, and our evidence-led approach to unconventional oil and gas underlines the value the Scottish Government places on robust science.