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Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Gaza: Sewers (21 Nov 2016)

Baroness Tonge: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the breakdown of sewage systems in Gaza, which international body assesses the cleanliness of the sea off the coast of Israel; and whether they have issued warnings to visitors about the risks of raw sewage being present in the area.

Scottish Parliament: Environment and Climate Change (European Union Referendum) (27 Oct 2016)

David Stewart: ...to forget that, in the 1970s and 1980s, the UK was known as the dirty man of Europe. We had the highest sulphur dioxide emissions from power stations, causing acid rain across northern Europe, and raw sewage was routinely dumped into the sea. In 1976, for example, only 27 beaches in the UK were deemed to be clean enough for swimming. The EU has helped to modernise the UK’s environmental...

Calais (24 Oct 2016)

Diane Abbott: ..., eighteen and a half or, God forbid, nineteen and a half—as if being a year over the legal definition of childhood makes them miraculously immune to illness caused by freezing temperatures and raw sewage in front of their tent, fear caused by violence and the deadly attentions of sex traffickers. If the commentators who are now suggesting that these young people should be treated like...

Brexit: Environmental and Climate Change Policy - Motion to Take Note (20 Oct 2016)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market: ...the air quality was like here in our capital just four decades ago. Many people who swam off Britain’s beaches will regale you with horror stories about doing the breaststroke through pools of raw sewage; just last week the Guardian published some pretty gruesome photographs of Blackpool beach 40 years ago, which showed just that. Standards of animal welfare have increased significantly,...

EU Referendum: Energy and Environment (12 Jul 2016)

Mary Creagh: ...Unfortunately, it seems to be the higher-end products that have not been cleaned up as quickly as the mass volume scrubs. We are finding that the particles have washed down the sink, passed through sewage filtration systems and ended up in the sea. Anyone who has had a dozen or half a dozen oysters recently will have consumed about 50 microplastic particles. For those of us who like...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Future in the European Union (26 May 2016)

Ross Greer: ...Europe has brought huge benefit to our environment: it was European regulation that forced the UK Government to eliminate acid rain and smog; it was European regulation that stopped the dumping of raw sewage into our oceans and made our beaches cleaner, safer and more attractive; and it is European regulation that makes our air more breathable and less polluted. What exactly is the red...

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Waste (14 Apr 2016)

Andrea Leadsom: ...technologies through the Renewables Obligation (RO), the Renewable Incentive (RHI), the Feed-In Tariff and the Contracts for Difference (CfD). The technologies supported include: Landfill Gas, Sewage Gas, Energy from Waste with CHP, Anaerobic Digestion and Advanced Conversion Technologies. As of the end of 2015, our support has brought forward just over 2.4 GWh of capacity in these...

European Union Referendum (Date of Referendum etc.) Regulations 2016 — Motion to Approve (2 Mar 2016)

Baroness Young of Old Scone: ...member states of the EU working together across national boundaries to negotiate, monitor and enforce common environmental standards. Secondly, the vast majority of UK environmental standards are drawn from EU legislation: water and air quality, waste management, protection of wildlife sites and species of conservation importance, and the impact of chemicals on the environment and human...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Environmental Health of South Down Beaches (20 Oct 2015)

Anna Lo: ...area. That shows the significant resources needed to maintain its blue flag status. The survey, which was highlighted during Question Time last week, makes reference to the continual pumping of raw sewage into the sea at Ballyhornan. Mr Kennedy mentioned NI Water. The Environment Committee is aware of the number of instances of NI Water polluting our rivers, and the Committee is looking...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Ballyhornan Beach: Environmental Health (13 Oct 2015)

Christopher Hazzard: I am sure that Margaret will be delighted to hear that. [Laughter.] I thank the Minister for that answer, but, when it comes to Ballyhornan, there is a specific reference to the continual pumping of raw sewage into the sea. That would not be accepted on the gold coast of north Down. Why should the people of south Down have to accept raw sewage being pumped into our sea?

Scottish Parliament: Sewage Sludge Spreading (3 Sep 2015)

Hanzala Malik: ...show that feelings run high on the issue. As recently as June this year, a petition was lodged on the Parliament’s website calling on Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ban the use of sewage sludge on land and look for acceptable alternative methods of disposal, as adopted in other European countries—countries that are not that dissimilar to the UK. Although we need to get...

Railways: Regional Passenger Trains — Question (7 Jul 2015)

Baroness Wilcox: Will the noble Lord address himself to a question that I have been asking for more than 10 years? Why are we still dumping raw sewage on to the lines into the West Country? Not only is it unseemly in this day and age; I should think it is awfully bad for the men working on the lines. The last time I asked this question I was told that it was perfectly all right because, after 60 mph, it...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: River Strule: Sewage Leak (14 Apr 2015)

Declan McAleer: T1. Mr McAleer asked the Minister of the Environment whether he is aware of reports in last week’s ‘Ulster Herald’, which stated that raw sewage may have been leaching into the River Strule for two weeks and, if so, what steps his Department has taken to investigate and remedy the situation, given the serious concerns that this raises for wildlife, public health and the aquaculture of...

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — National Infrastructure Projects (Local Development) (12 Feb 2015)

Andrew Slaughter: ...the severe sewer flooding into the Thames. It is completely unreasonable in the 21st century—given that it was thought completely unreasonable in the 19th century—to have huge quantities of raw, albeit diluted, sewage flow into the tidal Thames area on a weekly basis. Nobody has come up with a convincing alternative. People talk about sustainable urban drainage and other methods of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Beaches: South Down (10 Feb 2015)

Christopher Hazzard: Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhairle. I thank the Minister for his response. Of course, one reason why bathing status has not been granted is the unacceptable situation that raw sewage is still being pumped into some of the waters, especially around Ballyhornan. It is an indictment of the Department of the Environment that, in 2015, in a tourism-heavy area such as south Down, only...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Rivers and Waterways (29 Jan 2015)

Elizabeth Truss: My hon. Friend is absolutely right about the River Thames. It is vital not only for London but for our whole country, and it is unacceptable that at present raw sewage is regularly pumped into the Thames. That is why we are taking action, through projects such as the Thames tideway tunnel, to reduce that vastly.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: River Thames (Cleanliness) (11 Dec 2014)

Dan Rogerson: We are making good progress on cleaning up the River Thames, particularly in tackling the increasing raw sewage overflows into its tidal stretches. Thames Water will reduce overflows when the Lee tunnel becomes operational in 2015 and through upgrades to major sewage works across London. Once operational in 2023, the Thames tideway tunnel will capture almost all the remaining sewage overflows...

EU: UK Membership — Motion to Take Note (25 Nov 2014)

Lord Smith of Finsbury: ...lost without them. It would be little short of an environmental catastrophe if, heaven forbid, we were to leave the European Union. Of course, not all European directives are perfect. Would I have drawn up the rules governing nitrate-vulnerable zones in precisely the way that has happened if I had been seeking a truly common-sense approach to a worthwhile purpose? Of course not. There is...

Scottish Parliament: Gaza (12 Aug 2014)

Sandra White: ...UN has said that the destruction is “unprecedented” and is like nothing the UN has ever seen before. Schools, hospitals and UN shelters have all been destroyed. There is no power or water and raw sewage is flowing in the streets, all because of the indiscriminate attack by the Israelis. The suffering of the Palestinian people must stop. The people of Gaza have been left with nothing. I...

Thames Tideway Tunnel — Question (14 May 2014)

Lord Smith of Finsbury: ...we last discussed the matter. Unhappily, cost and disruption will be involved, but does the Minister not agree that this is the only practical way of ensuring that we do not continue to discharge raw sewage into the Thames at least 50 times a year and of bringing an outdated Victorian drainage system, on which this city sits, up to the modern age?


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