Fracking could "potentially" be a "remarkable opportunity" for the UK to develop a new industry which would create jobs and deliver greater independence from the global energy market, a leading member of the House of Lords said.
Lord MacGregor, the chairman of the Lords Economic Affairs Committee said:
The Committee strongly supports the Government's decision to go 'all out for shale'.
But here in the UK we have not yet left the starting gate.
Developing a successful shale gas and oil industry in the UK must be an urgent national priority.
Potentially it's a remarkable opportunity for this country.
We're calling for streamlining not weakening the regulation and we believe the Government needs to get its act together faster and more comprehensively.
More top news
The former US president has Tweeted six of the top 10 most liked tweets ever - with current president Donald Trump not making the list.
By the time all the dead are counted, it will have grown to a great chorus of grief, Africa Correspondent John Ray reports.
For years we’ve been told to stay out of the hot summer sun. So how much sun is too much? Kylie Pentelow looks at the latest advice.