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Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 15 (17 Apr 2024)

Lord Hain: ...Israel siphoning off water supplies from the Occupied Territories? This has caused a permanent drop in the West Bank’s water table and distorted water flows, damaging agriculture and increasing flood and drought vulnerability. In February this year, the IDF itself confirmed that it is dumping seawater into tunnels and waterways below Gaza, an act which the director-general of the Geneva...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Rivers: Sewage ( 9 Apr 2024)

Rachael Maskell: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what compensation do water companies who have released sewage into the river pay to (a) residents and (b) businesses when they flood with contaminated water.

Thames Water: Oxfordshire ( 7 Feb 2024)

Layla Moran: ...much-loved greyhound, Roy, sadly passed away. Matthew is convinced that that happened as a result of Roy going into raw sewage as he was frolicking along on his normal walk, and the vet said that contaminated water cannot be ruled out as the cause of death. There has been a spate of such deaths in Oxfordshire, including in Eynsham and Wolvercote, and I wonder whether there have been any...

3. Topical Questions: Dŵr Cymru (25 Oct 2023)

Joyce Watson: ...individuals understanding when those discharges are being made into the river—not the sea at Poppit that you're talking about, which is the bar, but into the actual river—so that they don't get contaminated themselves. I think that's a key question.  You've already started talking about SuDS and surface water run-off. Quite clearly, there might be a greater understanding, I hope, that...

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: Sustainable Development — [Mrs Pauline Latham in the Chair] (17 Oct 2023)

Patrick Grady: ...women and allowing them to assume leadership roles. The climate crisis is also increasingly experienced as a water crisis. In many places there is either too much or too little or it is too contaminated. That is not just in developing countries. In the United Kingdom, we are experiencing both floods and droughts, and the situation puts massive pressure on our sewerage system. Where efforts...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Libya: Floods ( 9 Oct 2023)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: The UK is horrified by the scale of flooding in eastern Libya following Storm Daniel and is committed to working with partners to deliver aid in support of the Libyan people. The UK is providing support in response to both the floods in Libya and the earthquake in Morocco, having allocated a package worth up to £10 million. Flights carrying UK-funded aid to Libya have so far delivered relief...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Libya: Floods (29 Sep 2023)

the Marquess of Lothian: To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, together with international partners, to assist with (1) international aid, and (2) rescue efforts, in Libya following the flooding in that country on 10 September; and what steps they are taking to help to reduce the threat of disease from contaminated water.

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 95 (18 Jul 2023)

Lord Young of Cookham: ...with this policy lies in the name: community land auctions. We all know what an auction is—the winner is the person who makes the highest bid—so there is a risk that planning decisions will be contaminated by financial inducements. Local authorities will have a financial incentive to designate for planning land over which they have an option, in preference to land over which they have...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Kakhovka Dam (15 Jun 2023)

Leo Docherty: ...and 40,000 people are affected by floodwater. Damage to homes, infrastructure and agriculture will affect thousands more. Water and energy supplies are disrupted. Floodwaters have become contaminated with oil, petrol, and other chemicals, as well as dislodging mines. Our partners are working hand in hand with the Emergency Services to evacuate people and provide vital relief. We judge...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Environment Agency: Staff (10 Mar 2023)

Rebecca Pow: Team 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 Feb-23 Land & Water 364 365 345 353 375 338 372 422 Ground Water & Contaminated Land 179 161 157 153 147 144 133 127 Total 543 526 502 507 523 482 505 549 Notes:Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Data as of 31 March each year.These teams deliver an integrated package of water and land work, including...

Climate Change and Biodiversity ( 8 Feb 2023)

Richard Graham: My hon. Friend’s debate highlights that it is in areas such as hers, which are very vulnerable to flooding to the sea and other urban floods, that the expertise on such complicated issues is found. Does she agree that one answer to the question from the hon. Member for Bristol East (Kerry McCarthy) is that private investment could be attracted through recycling centres and former landfill...

Petition - Quarry in Preesall (19 Jul 2022)

Cat Smith: ...the village so well. Residents are concerned about the proposal to build a new quarry, due to concerns about the roads and the environmental impact, as well as about noise, dust pollution and contaminated water. Quarries disrupt the water table, which is a worry in a village that has localised flooding. The petition states: The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge...

Building Safety Bill - Report: Amendment 1 (29 Mar 2022)

Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle: ...aims of two amendments that I tabled in Committee but have not brought back on Report, Amendments 132A and 132B, which would have delivered what has been called Zane’s law, targeting the issue of contaminated land and the risks that such land may represent to residents and others in nearby buildings. For those who do not know, Zane’s law refers to the tragic child Zane Gbangbola, who...

Multi-hospital NHS Trusts: Transportation: Large Solar Farms — [Sir Charles Walker in the Chair] ( 9 Mar 2022)

Brendan Clarke-Smith: ...Industrial Strategy Committee. The revised draft suggests guiding development away from the “best and most fertile” agricultural land and, where possible, utilising developed brownfield sites, contaminated land, industrial land or agricultural land that is preferably classification 3b, 4 or 5 rather than 1 or 2. Of course, we want to extend that to the underground cabling and access...

Water Industry Reform - Question (25 Jan 2022)

Lord Flight: My Lords, our basement flat in Westminster has twice been flooded seriously with sewage-contaminated water as a result of the water companies opening their sluice gates at times of heavy rainfall. The cost of renovating the flat and its contents has been expensive. Going forward, surely property owners need to have renovation costs financed by the relevant water companies.

Environment Bill - Report (4th Day) (Continued): Amendment 118 (15 Sep 2021)

Baroness Boycott: ...have gone extinct in this century and the primary cause of that is the production of ever more food through industrial methods. Habitats are lost, freshwater rivers are first abated and then contaminated by run-off from chicken farms and other agricultural chemicals that flood the water and destroy aquatic species. However, the biggest driver has been the conversion of natural ecosystems...

Environment Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 59 (13 Sep 2021)

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering: ...him today. Unfortunately, the noble Lord, Lord Dannatt, has been unavoidably detained in Norfolk, but he is in a very privileged position and knowledgeable in this regard: following the devastating floods in East Anglia in 2020, he took up the position of independent chair of the Norfolk Strategic Flooding Alliance. I will set out his remarks at the outset and then add a few of my own. As...

Environment Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 194AA ( 7 Jul 2021)

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville: ...of Ullock. The noble Baroness, Lady Hayman, has comprehensively introduced this amendment. I have added my name as someone who was once leader of a council, which had and still has large areas of flooding on a regular basis. In some cases, the same land and businesses were flooded year after year. I will not rehearse the details of the flooding during the winter of 2014, but I mention...

Environment Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 6 (21 Jun 2021)

Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle: .... To go back to the Environment Agency report: “Almost 4 million hectares of soil are at risk of compaction in England and Wales”. That has impacts on fertility, as well as on water and flooding. The report also says: “Over 2 million hectares of soil are at risk of erosion in England and Wales.” We have of course carbon stores in soil that are absolutely crucial, but we also have a...

Environment Bill: New Clause 12 - Well consents for hydraulic fracturing: cessation of issue and termination (26 May 2021)

Cat Smith: I want to address most of my remarks to new clause 12 and fracking, but before I turn to that specifically, I want to put on record my concerns about flooding, because we are in a climate and ecological emergency and we are seeing increased instances of flooding. I have certainly witnessed that in my Lancaster and Fleetwood constituency, and it concerns me that at the same time the...


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