A Number 10 spokesman has said that the Prime Minister is keen to ensure that local people were "properly consulted" on shale gas extraction in their communities.
Asked if the Prime Minister would support fracking in his own constituency of Whitney, the spokesman said Mr Cameron saw "huge potential benefits" from fracking for shale gas and that "ultimately, that view is as relevant in his constituency as anywhere else in the country."
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