Economic Growth (Regulatory Functions) (Amendment) Order 2024 - Motion to Approve (Continued)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 7:15 pm on 15 April 2024.

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Photo of Lord Bellingham Lord Bellingham Conservative 7:15, 15 April 2024

I am grateful to the Minister for giving way, as I understand that it is not normal practice for Ministers to give way in a debate like this. I would be grateful if he would look again at the point made by the noble Lord, Lord Fox. I know a bit about the Wye Valley and the damage that has been done by the excessive number of nitrates going into the river. It was not so much that all those poultry producers were breaking the law; it was the sheer scale of those operations that was having such an impact. Could the Minister comment on that particular point?