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'Room for fracking in desolate North East' - Lord Howell

30 July 2013 Last updated at 16:00 BST

Fracking should take place in uninhabited "desolate" areas of the North East, a Tory peer has suggested.

Lord Howell of Guildford argued there was plenty of room which could be used more quickly than proposed areas in the south of the country where objections had been raised.