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Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Water Quality and Safety at North Down Coastal Bathing Areas (2 Nov 2021)

Sinéad Ennis: ...scored highly on environmental education and information, water quality, environmental management, and safety and services. On water quality, the criteria state: "No industrial, waste-water or sewage-related discharges should affect the beach". I argue that none of our beaches should be affected by industrial waste or sewage-related discharges. The reason why we have clean, safe beaches at...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (2 Nov 2021)

Clive Lewis: ...keen, after 10 years of austerity, to start pumping money to their friends in the big six and beyond. Let us have a look at the Environment Agency. We know that it has said that there were 400,000 raw sewage discharges into coastal waters and rivers in England last year from private water companies. That is a tidal wave of turds that has splashed across this country on this Government’s...

Thames in Oxford: Bathing Water Status (2 Nov 2021)

Tim Farron: Just last year in the Lake district, United Utilities, the north-west water company, dumped raw sewage for the equivalent of 71 full days into Windermere, England’s largest lake. Does my hon. Friend agree that bathing site status, which I am asking for Windermere and the Rivers Rothay, Brathay and Kent, would be a way of ensuring quick action so that water companies do not carry on doing...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage: Rivers (2 Nov 2021)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance he has issued to Ofwat on accelerating the ending of routine discharge of raw sewage into English rivers by water companies.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage: Rivers (2 Nov 2021)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects water companies to end the routine discharge of raw sewage into English rivers.

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Untreated Sewage: Discharge into Waterways (28 Oct 2021)

Rebecca Pow: I have been absolutely crystal clear that the amount of sewage discharged by water companies into our rivers is unacceptable. We have our Environment Bill and our strategic policy statement which, for the very first time by any Government, directs the regulator to ensure that water companies tackle sewage discharges, so we are right on it. We have strengthened the Environment Bill to get a...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage: Rivers (28 Oct 2021)

Luke Pollard: ...-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' oral contribution on 20 October 2021, Official Report, c. 843, whether he will publish the assessment behind the cost range of ending raw sewage discharges into rivers as cited by the Minister during that debate.

Sewage Pollution: Whitburn (27 Oct 2021)

Rebecca Pow: It is a pleasure, as ever, Madam Deputy Speaker, to see you in the Chair. I thank the hon. Member for South Shields (Mrs Lewell-Buck) for securing this debate on sewage pollution. Sewage is obviously quite a topic this week. I do not know whether securing this debate was a coincidence, but it is certainly the subject in which we have all been much immersed. Water quality is a Government...

Sustainability and Climate Change (National Curriculum) — [Nusrat Ghani in the Chair] (27 Oct 2021)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: ...to many other industrial nations. Sadly, only last week the Government were mired in controversy after opposing an amendment to the Environment Bill that would have restricted the pumping of raw sewage into our water systems. That does not give the impression of a Government that is serious about tackling the climate and ecological emergency. However, we have cross-party consensus today,...

Environment Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendments: Motion H1 (as an amendment to Motion H) (26 Oct 2021)

Lord West of Spithead: ...support the amendment in the name of the noble Duke, the Duke of Wellington. I am a sailor, and have sailed and swam in UK waters for six decades. I have constantly been appalled by the amount of raw sewage I have found in those waters, which has got worse. I am not on social media but I was sent a digital view of what happened in Langstone Harbour, which runs out into the Solent—into...

Environment Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendments: Motion H (26 Oct 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: ...has led very directly to a torrent of abuse, some of it extremely violent, directed at colleagues in the other place. It is obvious to anyone who follows this process that absolutely no one wants raw sewage anywhere near our waters and seas, and it is objectively the case that, even without any further improvements to this Bill, we will have regulations and standards to deal with this...

Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill (25 Oct 2021)

Luke Pollard: ...will try to deliver that, but there is public support for that position. I know the Secretary of State is currently fighting his Back Benchers, because he whipped them to vote to continue to allow raw sewage to be discharged into our nation’s rivers. I hope that keeping primates as pets will not also be considered a mistake by the Secretary of State. The Opposition will table amendments...

Environment Bill: After Clause 72 - Protection of pollinators from pesticides (20 Oct 2021)

Tim Loughton: I wanted to speak on interim targets in the first group of amendments, but given the time constraints, I have saved myself for sewage. I rise to support the Duke of Wellington’s amendment, which is the most important amendment we are faced with this evening. I acknowledge that this is a landmark piece of legislation. I congratulate the Minister on the way that she has listened and on the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Waste Water and Sewerage Capacity Crisis (5 Oct 2021)

Jonathan Buckley: ...at them in their packs — and they are no longer willing to invest in Northern Ireland due to the waiting times. On 7 July 2021, the 'Belfast Telegraph' reported that: "A lack of investment in the sewage network is holding up the construction of much-needed new homes, house builders have said. Braidwater Homes, Fraser Houses and Lagan Homes said NI's ageing water infrastructure was...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Members' Statements: Sewerage Infrastructure: North Down (28 Sep 2021)

Alan Chambers: I want to talk about problems with the sewerage system in my constituency, particularly along the coast. Bangor, Ballyholme and Groomsport used to be blighted by raw sewage that was being pumped straight into the sea. There was no treatment whatsoever: it just went through a grille. You can imagine the quality of the seawater back in the day. Northern Ireland Water made a huge investment in a...

Working People’s Finances: Government Policy (21 Sep 2021)

Chris Evans: ..., they are being faced with polluted rivers. It is not good enough. I was horrified to watch a “Panorama” programme earlier this year that found that Welsh Water had been illegally dumping raw sewage into rivers. This is extremely damaging for the ecosystems of the rivers, it is unsanitary and it is a dangerous breach of the company’s permits. It ruins the rivers for the many dog...

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

Baroness Altmann: ...might go further. I also commend the work of my right honourable friend Philip Dunne, in the other place, who has done so much important work on this issue. As we have heard, there were 400,000 sewage discharges in 2020. This is not a rare occurrence. Water companies have underinvested in sewerage infrastructure. I hope that the Government can overcome their reluctance to impose a duty on...

Impact of Floods in North Westminster (7 Sep 2021)

Karen Buck: ..., intense rain impacted on an estimated 500 properties, mostly, although not entirely, in the Maida Vale area. The water rose incredibly quickly and in addition to the rain and the overflow, sewage pipes backed up, covering many homes—particularly basements—with raw sewage. Thousands of calls were made to Thames Water, with little or no response from it in the immediate aftermath of...

Scottish Parliament: Great Borders River Clean (31 Aug 2021)

Colin Smyth: ...was good to see the clean-up return in May this year, when an amazing 460 volunteers collected 3 tonnes of rubbish from the Tweed. I echo the thanks that we have already heard for the work of Tom Rawson and the award-winning GreenTweed Eco, with support from the Fallago environment fund. They have made the clean-ups possible and have ensured that borderers can enjoy far cleaner river banks...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Water Companies: Environment Protection (3 Aug 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: ...the highest environmental performance rating to five water companies, despite the overall failure of the industry to reduce by 50 per cent the number of incidents in which significant amounts of raw sewage are released into the environment compared to 2012.


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