Ofwat: Strategic Priorities

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:41 pm on 9th June 2022.

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Photo of Ruth Cadbury Ruth Cadbury Shadow Minister (International Trade) 3:41 pm, 9th June 2022

The hon. Member is right, and I should have included the Environment Agency in the list of regulators in my speech. As I was saying, the role of regulation is too often downplayed by this Government. Ofwat cannot and should not be a silent partner when it comes to the adequate management of sewage treatment works, the cleaning up of our rivers and waterways and the protection of residents from the after-effects of floods.