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European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 21 (15 Jan 2020)

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb: ...gives any insight into government thinking it is quite chilling and quite upsetting, as it is contrary to everything that Britain stands for. Our overconfident Government want to completely redraw the checks and balances in our constitution so that Ministers can opt out of legal precedent at will. Ministers are seeking power to disapply EU case law as though their existing Henry VIII...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill: Interpretation (8 Jan 2020)

Alan Brown: ...EU had to take a Tory Government to court to force action on cleaning up our bathing beaches across the UK. That happened purely because we were a member of the EU; otherwise we would still have raw sewage in the seas and waters around the UK.

Environment Bill (28 Oct 2019)

Mary Creagh: ...we are here. We are here because of Brexit. We are here because, in the 1970s, the UK was the dirty man of Europe—or the dirty person, as I think we should probably call ourselves—and we pumped raw sewage into the sea. Thanks, however, to the European Union’s level playing field provisions, which allow no member state to race to the bottom and compete on the environment, we now have...

Plastic Food and Drink Packaging — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (24 Oct 2019)

Derek Thomas: ...that, and I hope that the Government will do so as a result of this report. There are a couple of things I want to commend. Penzance was the first town to become plastic free. Surfers Against Sewage was started in Cornwall 20 or 30 years ago, campaigning to clean up our beaches. We were pumping raw sewage into our beaches, but we have been able to address that and now we have blue flag...

Flooding in Cumbria (19 Mar 2019)

Tim Farron: .... Surface water is one of the biggest factors to cause homes to be flooded in Cumbria over the last 10 years. On Steeles Row in Burneside, poor drainage means that residents have to deal with raw sewage overflowing into their homes and on to the street every time there is even a moderate downpour. I challenge the Minister to hold water companies, such as United Utilities, to account—to a...

Rivers Authorities and Land Drainage Bill (15 Mar 2019)

Victoria Prentis: ...my passion as a wet Tory. This is a worthwhile Bill and one that is long overdue. On Second Reading, apart from talking about my grandfather’s drains, I also spoke about the quality of the raw water in my constituency, caused by discharges from sewage treatment works and diffuse agricultural products. This has caused increased nutrients in the water, which has led to quite poor water...

Petition - Illegal Encampments in Berkshire: Healthcare in Essex (5 Nov 2018)

Robert Halfon: ...the situation is only deteriorating. With long-term under-investment, we are continuing to put the capability of the hospital to care for those in need at serious risk—just read the reports of raw sewage and rainwater flowing into the operating theatres. Given that time is of the essence, does the Minister recognise the importance of the release of capital funding to the Princess...

Homes (Fitness for Habitation) Bill (26 Oct 2018)

Emma Dent Coad: ...flat that was so damp that the toddler’s clothes were literally rotting. Another constituent had a manhole cover in their downstairs kitchen and sitting room that regularly overflowed with raw sewage, by up to a foot. That was Peabody housing. In the last case I shall report on, there were concerns about fire safety that had been reported to a landlord, but were completely ignored. The...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Water Company Performance (18 Oct 2018)

John Grogan: Is the Secretary of State concerned about the quantity of raw sewage that is being discharged into our rivers by many water companies?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (18 Oct 2018)

Steve Double: Since Tuesday morning, a burst pipe has been spewing raw sewage into the sea near the UK’s premier surfing beach, Fistral, in Newquay. Despite taking some initial action, South West Water now says that it will take several days to resolve the issue. Does the Secretary of State share my concern that this is going on for so long, and what action can we take to hold water companies to account...

Gypsies and Travellers (10 Sep 2018)

Andrew Selous: ...ridiculous system. I have come across water tanks containing green slime, heating systems that do not work and hot water systems coming up through the toilet. It is just unbelievable. I have seen raw sewage going into ditches from caravans in which children are living. We are not a developing country; we are the fifth richest economy in the world. It is an absolute disgrace that we allow...

Palestinian Territories - Motion to Take Note (7 Jun 2018)

Lord Warner: ...s description, I think—that was described by the UN as unliveable in. Half this prison population are children, who live without hope, and unemployment is at about 45%. Water is undrinkable and raw sewage pours into the sea. The great majority of people live on humanitarian aid. If they are lucky, they have four hours or so of electricity a day. The head of Israeli military...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Third Reading (16 May 2018)

Lord Smith of Finsbury: ...law by public authorities”. When I was chairman of the Environment Agency, action was taken on some of the major issues affecting our environment—such as the fact that we discharge raw sewage into the River Thames 20 times or more a year, and the lethal levels of air pollution in our cities—only because of the prospect of infraction proceedings from the EU. If we lose that lever, we...

Reduction of Plastic Waste in the Marine Environment — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (2 May 2018)

Martin Whitfield: ...who come out and advertise such things, but to the scientists who were on the ship, who explained to them the damage that the plastic did. That work moved on in East Lothian with Surfers Against Sewage, a group that rightly has great interest in what is in the seawater for its sport. It worked with Dunbar primary school, one of only 20 schools to have been awarded the title of ocean...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (5th Day) (7 Mar 2018)

Baroness Ludford: ...EU measure is the urban wastewater directive of 1991, without which we would not have built the Thames super-sewer? I am less reticent than the noble Lord because, on a weekly basis, untreated raw sewage flows into the Thames right outside this House. We are already nearly two decades overdue in implementing that directive, and without EU law we would not be doing so at all.

Environment: 25-year Plan - Motion to Take Note (29 Jan 2018)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market: ...significant improvements in water quality made in recent decades. Most of us in this House are old enough to remember that we were once “the dirty man of Europe”; bathers waded through raw sewage on their trips to the seaside. So what does success look like? Last May the European Environment Agency reported that in 2016 96% of Europe’s beaches met the basic standards and 85% met the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: EU Protocol on animal sentience (15 Nov 2017)

Caroline Lucas: ...to have caused pollution, and requires them to repair any damage and to invest in preventive measures. This year alone, six-figure fines have been imposed on two water companies: one for pumping raw sewage into a river; and another for a pollution incident that killed fish, birds and invertebrates. In addition, those companies were required to repair the damage caused and to invest to...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Rivers: Sewage (8 Sep 2017)

Steve McCabe: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to prevent the pollution of rivers by water companies through the disposal of raw sewage.

Deregulation: Public Services and Health and Safety - Motion to Take Note (13 Jul 2017)

Lord Prior of Brampton: ...of the good things that have come out of Europe, of which there are many. The noble Baroness mentioned pollution in the inner Thames. The Thames tideway project will remove 60 million litres of raw sewage out of the Thames, and we can do that both in or outside Europe.

European Union: Environmental Policy - Question (12 Dec 2016)

Baroness Ludford: ...laws on air pollution and clean water, we would have had an even worse situation on air pollution, particularly in London, and would not now be building a supersewer to stop the discharge of raw sewage into the Thames, which is still happening in 2016?


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