PM favours ‘cash for shale homes’

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David Cameron has said he favours cash payments to individual households in compensation for inconvenience caused by shale gas drilling near their properties.

The idea is under consideration as part of a package of financial incentives to encourage communities to accept a new wave of “fracking” wells, which Mr Cameron said could supply Britain’s gas needs for the next 30 years and create 74,000 jobs.

Prime Minister David Cameron.

Prime Minister David Cameron.

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