Results 61–80 of 4300 for sewage

NHS: Performance and Innovation - Motion to Take Note (15 Jun 2023)

Lord Addington: ...a healthier society. We can even go further than that; I was going to save this point for a little while longer, but my party has been, quite rightly, raising awareness of water quality and sewage discharges. If you want people to do things such as wild swimming and boating, making sure that they do not come face to face with a turd is a good idea, to be perfectly honest. Can we make sure...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Water Charges (15 Jun 2023)

Rebecca Pow: ...bill levels have remained stable in real terms over the last two decades. The average household bill is £448 in 2023-24, that is £1.23 a day for high quality drinking water supplied to homes and sewage being removed. Ofwat, as the independent economic regulator, sets the bill level. Ofwat must ensure that water companies are meeting government priorities and legal obligations and that...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Storm Overflows Taskforce (15 Jun 2023)

Rebecca Pow: The Storm Overflows Task Force was set up in 2020 with the objective of developing proposals to reduce the frequency and impact of sewage discharges. The Taskforce supported the design and development of the Government’s Storm Overflows Discharge Reduction Plan. This was published in August 2022. The Task Force has therefore not met since as it has met its initial goal in the publication of...

Written Answers — Treasury: Sewage: Waste Disposal (15 Jun 2023)

Wendy Chamberlain: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many sewage leaks were recorded within the estate managed by HMRC in the last twelve months.

Scottish Parliament: River Water Quality Testing (North-east Scotland) (15 Jun 2023)

Alexander Burnett: There are 42 waste-water treatment works and 99 sewage discharge points on the River Don, and 26 waste-water treatment works and 69 sewage discharge points on the River Dee, but there is no requirement or licensing condition from SEPA for Scottish Water to report discharge data at any of those locations. Why not? When will Scottish Water be required to report sewage discharge data for those...

Sewage (14 Jun 2023)


New Hospital Programme and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (13 Jun 2023)

Ruth Cadbury: ...actually happen, but patients and staff cannot pretend. Every delayed or inadequate repair or rebuild of any NHS buildings impacts on staff and patients. Leaking roofs, failing electrics, flooding sewage systems and structural faults put whole wards out of action. Operations have been cancelled, diagnostic units and pharmacies have suddenly closed, and much more. This all leads to delayed...

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill: After Clause 16 - Environmental protection (12 Jun 2023)

Sarah Olney: ...we are party. That is extremely concerning to my constituents in Richmond Park. Thames Water has proposed an extraction scheme to replace water from the river near Ham and Petersham with treated sewage effluent. Should environmental protections that govern water quality be weakened in any way—that may happen should Lords amendment 15B not be agreed to—such schemes would be subject to...

Backbench Business: World Ocean Day — [Mrs Pauline Latham in the Chair] ( 8 Jun 2023)

Alex Sobel: ...the Government care about the impact of their actions on the livelihoods of the people they are elected to serve. The tourism industry, for example, has pleaded with the Government to help it stop sewage being dumped into waters near our beautiful beaches. Last month, nine UK beaches lost their blue flag status, including the iconic Brighton beach, which was subject to 45 sewage discharges...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Inland Waterways: Sewage ( 8 Jun 2023)

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions her Department has had with Thames Water on the discharge of untreated sewage into waterways.

Scottish Parliament: Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill ( 8 Jun 2023)

Willie Rennie: ...are crucial to the ... Bill, as between them they account for approximately half of the 4,900 regulations … These two areas are also crucial because of public concern. You have to think only of sewage in rivers, outbreaks of food-borne illness or GM foods to realise that these areas—environment and food—resonate with the public.”—[ Official Report , House of Lords , 15 May 2023;...

8. Plaid Cymru Debate: Full devolution of water resources ( 7 Jun 2023)

Julie James: ...for sustainable drainage systems on new housing developments. Not only do SuDS support our net-zero, biodiversity and well-being objectives, they are an important means of relieving pressure on the sewage network, and in turn have a positive impact on issues like combined sewer overflows. Last year, I commissioned a review by the Welsh Local Government Association to review the SuDS...

7. Welsh Conservatives Debate: Blue carbon habitats ( 7 Jun 2023)

Gareth Davies: ...dioxide needs to be absorbed, or this risks the further acidification of our oceans and waterways, which damages marine life and is harmful to human health too. We know that there were 83,000 sewage spills into our waterways last year; 600,000 hours of sewage discharge. It is a particular issue here in Wales, with overflow outlets spilling 65 per cent more often than in England, and six of...

Water: Wales and England - Question ( 7 Jun 2023)

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville: My Lords, water is an essential resource, but we have seen it being polluted on a grand scale through legal sewage overflows. This week, we have also seen that the water network of Ukraine is vulnerable to catastrophic attack, causing great personal distress and huge environmental damage. The noble Lord, Lord Wigley, has highlighted the need to move water around the country, from areas of...

1. Questions to the Minister for Climate Change: Pollution in the River Tawe ( 7 Jun 2023)

Julie James: ...areas where faster water flows, which were thought to be the solution at the end of the twentieth century, have proved to be very problematic. We have all the work that we are doing on combined sewage outflows, and some of the remediation that I just talked to Mike about on the Tawe is happening on a number of rivers across Wales. But we also have to address agricultural and land-use...

1. Questions to the Minister for Climate Change: Questions Without Notice from Party Spokespeople ( 7 Jun 2023)

Janet Finch-Saunders: ...water companies are operating. Nobody here should be able to defend 0.5 million situations. We need decisive action that proves that your Welsh Government is using its might in the fight against sewage. The Welsh Government needs to plunge the block on progress. Now, you yourself, Minister, promised us a report on storm overflows by March 2023. I am correct that we're now in June. Three...

1. Questions to the Minister for Climate Change: Improving the Urban Environment ( 7 Jun 2023)

Altaf Hussain: .... It is therefore vital that we do all we can to improve the urban environment. That means not just tackling air pollution in our towns and cities or tackling the travesty that is the dumping of sewage into rivers like the Towy and the Ogmore, but also improving access to green spaces in our urban areas. Minister, what steps are you taking to protect green spaces in urban areas and ensure...

9. Voting Time ( 7 Jun 2023)

..., including the ability to regulate the transfer of water beyond its borders; b) further devolution of powers over water would also enable Welsh Ministers to more effectively address the problem of sewage discharges into Wales's rivers and seas; and c) the privatisation of water is a failed model that has led to soaring bills and a disastrous deterioration in the quality of Wales's water....

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Sewage: Waste Disposal ( 6 Jun 2023)

Wendy Chamberlain: To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, how many sewage leaks have been recorded within their Department's estate in the last twelve months.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sewers ( 6 Jun 2023)

Matt Vickers: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to help ensure that sewage systems are upgraded.

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