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Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (16 May 2022)

Lord Framlingham: ...substations, wind turbines, road widenings, and huge, ugly housing developments that are completely out of place. HS2 is ploughing through ancient woodlands as we speak. Water companies are spewing raw sewage into our precious rivers. Tens of thousands of householders are concreting over their front gardens to park their cars. Townsfolk drop litter and fly tippers leave mattresses. How...

Fairness at Work and Power in Communities (12 May 2022)

Helen Morgan: ..., dentists, consultants, nurses and the other clinical professionals that we so desperately need. We are calling on the Government to protect our rivers by preventing water companies from dumping raw sewage into them, damaging our wildlife and reducing our access. I am proud to represent the rural constituency of North Shropshire. In my very biased view, it is the best rural constituency...

Scottish Parliament: Cabinet (Meetings) (12 May 2022)

Alex Cole-Hamilton: I am grateful for that reply. Raw sewage is released into our rivers every day. It is routinely dumped by Scotland’s Government-owned water company. Thanks to investigations by The Ferret, we now know that that happened more than 10,000 times last year, which was 30 times a day. Scottish Water is required to monitor only 3 per cent of sewage release points, so the true figure will be much...

Debate on the Address: [1st day] (10 May 2022)

Edward Davey: ...carers, these family carers, our health and social care systems would crumble. The Government ignore them at their peril. Nor can the Government afford to ignore the growing public anger about raw sewage being dumped into our rivers and seas. I see it in the Hogsmill river in my constituency—Kingston’s blue jewel and one of only 210 chalk streams in the world. Sewage pollution is...

Sewage Discharges (19 Apr 2022)

Tim Farron: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide for mandatory targets and timescales for the ending of sewage discharges into waterways and coastal areas; to make provision about the powers of Ofwat to monitor and enforce compliance with those targets and timescales; to require water companies to publish quarterly reports on the impact of sewage discharges on the natural...

Water Companies: Duties and Accountability - Question (4 Apr 2022)

Lord Browne of Ladyton: Throughout the many years that these very companies have been discharging raw sewage into our rivers, their customers have, in contractual terms, been paying them to treat that sewage and release it safely. Surely, what they have been doing is not only a breach of contract, but fraud. They knew full well what they were doing but were charging people otherwise. Surely, accountability requires...

Points of Order (31 Mar 2022)

Layla Moran: ...journalists often call the day before a recess the “taking out the trash day”. This morning, we found out that the Government have announced a new policy and consultation, not on trash but on sewage and river pollution. They have not come to the House and, as far as I am aware, they are not making a statement, which means they get to avoid parliamentary scrutiny of the matter for...

South East Strategic Reservoir Option (16 Mar 2022)

Layla Moran: ...57 billion between 1991 and 2019, nearly half the sum it has spent on maintaining and improving the country’s pipes and treatment plants over that period. With Thames Water’s record of pumping sewage into our rivers and failing to fix leakage problems, how are customers expected to trust it to deliver this new infrastructure project? Water companies in the south-east of England appear...

Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [Lords]: New Clause 1 - Duty to prepare an Animal Sentience Strategy (14 Mar 2022)

Tim Farron: ...significance as home to countless species. Yet Government policy threatens that diversity and damages animal welfare. In 2020, across the United Kingdom, water companies were permitted to dump raw sewage into our waterways on 400,000 occasions for a total of 3.l million hours, at enormous cost to the lives of aquatic and semi-aquatic sentient animals. At the River Lune near Sedbergh, we...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Water: Sewage (14 Mar 2022)

Virendra Sharma: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to take steps to ensure that no raw sewage is discharged into (a) the Thames, (b) English rivers and (c) the sea in 2022.

Housing Disrepair (25 Feb 2022)

Diane Abbott: ...the cases that I am currently dealing with is an L&Q housing association tenant who is suffering from a leaking roof, rising damp, slugs, an infestation of drain flies, continually blocked drains, sewage spilling out into the garden and emerging from the sink, and a shower that has been broken for three years. Another L&Q tenant who I and my staff are trying to help is living in a flat...

Recognition of the State of Palestine (24 Feb 2022)

Philippa Whitford: ...suffered from 15 years of intense blockade and repeated military attacks every few years, which have degraded their civil infrastructure. Unlike in my town, the tap water there is now undrinkable, raw sewage pollutes coastal fishing waters and, due to the destruction of the power plant in 2014, there is only intermittent electricity—including to hospitals. Not only the public health of...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Water Companies: Pollution (8 Feb 2022)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: ...by Lord Benyon on 19 January (HL Deb, col 1650), whether Ofwat has powers to insist that the remuneration and bonuses of individual water company executives should be limited in cases where raw sewage is allowed to persistently pollute rivers and waterways.

Judicial Review and Courts Bill - Second Reading (7 Feb 2022)

Baroness Whitaker: ..., and it would have to take into account some arguably extra-legal factors like the convenience of administrators. What might have happened if the proposed reforms were in place over the outfall of raw sewage into the rivers? I wonder if our ratification of the Aarhus convention is now in question. Clause 2 also makes me uneasy. Removing one of the powers to appeal against a tribunal...

Health and Care Bill - Committee (7th Day) (Continued) (31 Jan 2022)

Baroness Walmsley: .... Over recent years, capital investment in water and sewerage services has been covered just by income from water bills, but investment in infrastructure has not been adequate, since we still have raw sewage being discharged into water courses and leaks wasting water at an unacceptable level. So, we can expect the companies to accept some of the cost of fluoridation themselves, without...

Education: Education Settings: Safe Learning (31 Jan 2022)

Andrew Gwynne: ...knows, a botched £2.7 million refurbishment by Carillion has left the school with wrecked footings; a leaking roof; defective fire safety measures; inadequate drainage that floods the school with raw sewage; and playing fields that still resemble the Somme. It needs £5 million for that to be put right, or a new build. Baroness Barran wrote to me last week and basically said,...

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (27 Jan 2022)

Jim McMahon: Essentially there is no plan, and the lack of a plan is a theme running through the Government. Let us move on to sewage discharge. Yesterday, when asked what could be done to reduce sewage discharges in the River Wye, the Prime Minister suggested putting on his trunks and going for a swim. While it might be normal for him, most of us do not like being up to our necks in raw sewage. Yet...

Water Industry Reform - Question (25 Jan 2022)

Lord Jones of Cheltenham: My Lords, Seven Trent and Wessex Water told Gloucestershire county councillors that they had no plans to ever stop dumping sewage, while Thames Water said it intended to stop only by 2050. None of the companies believes that the Government’s Environment Act will change their behaviour. Is this another example of how arrogance, indolence and ignorance freeze the government machine, while our...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Standing Orders 10(2) to 10(4): Suspension — Grants to Water and Sewerage Undertakers Order (Northern Ireland) 2022 (24 Jan 2022)

Jim Allister: ...is just not acceptable. It is a consequence of the funding inadequacies and arrangements that affect Northern Ireland Water. It manifests itself in other day-to-day issues. Last Tuesday and Friday, raw sewage was flowing across the green area behind Maine Park in Galgorm. It is appalling that things are in that state. I say to the House, therefore, that simply replicating this limbo-land...

Water Companies: Pollution - Question (19 Jan 2022)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have, if any, to seek to limit the bonuses of the executives of water companies responsible for persistently polluting rivers and waterways with raw sewage; and in what circumstances they would consider implementing such plans.


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