Amendment 60

Environment Bill - Report (3rd Day) – in the House of Lords at 8:00 pm on 13th September 2021.

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The Duke of Wellington:

Moved by The Duke of Wellington

60: Clause 80, page 74, line 34, at end insert—“141ZA Duty on sewerage undertakers to take all reasonable steps to ensure untreated sewage is not discharged from storm overflows(1) A sewerage undertaker must demonstrate improvements in the sewerage systems and progressive reductions in the harm caused by untreated sewage discharges.(2) The Secretary of State, the Director and the Environment Agency must exercise their respective functions under this and any other Act to secure compliance with this duty.”Member’s explanatory statementThe purpose of the amendment is to try to eliminate, not simply reduce, the harm caused to the environment and individual and public health by the discharge of untreated sewage into rivers, and to ensure that the various agencies use their powers of enforcement.

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I wish to test the opinion of the House.

Ayes 184, Noes 147.

Division number 4 Environment Bill - Report (3rd Day) — Amendment 60

Aye: 184 Members of the House of Lords

No: 147 Members of the House of Lords

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Amendment 60 agreed.