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Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Mexico: Christianity (26 Apr 2022)

Cat Smith: ...to her Mexican counterpart on the situation for Protestant Christian families in El Encanto village, Las Margaritas Municipality, Chiapas, who have been denied access to water, electricity and sewerage services for refusing to renounce their religion.

Flood Risk: London (20 Apr 2022)

Felicity Buchan: ...about flooded fields in Shropshire or coastal communities in Cornwall and Devon, but the reality is that flooding in London is a huge issue, and there are many reasons for that. We have a Victorian sewerage system that was built for way fewer people. We have clearly seen climate change, with warmer air that can carry more moisture, hence more rainfall. We have also seen densification and...

Sewage Discharges (19 Apr 2022)

Tim Farron: ...that they are caused only by exceptional rainfall. As a result of these discharges, only 14% of England’s rivers now meet the criteria to be defined as ecologically good. It is true that our sewerage systems are shamelessly out of date, but the water companies responsible for improving them have little impetus to do so because the Government are barely holding them to account. The...

Scottish Parliament: National Planning Framework 4 (19 Apr 2022)

Alex Rowley: ..., in Fife and, I believe, across Scotland—that are currently stalled because of a lack of front loading for investment in education and health. There are funds for infrastructure including roads, sewerage and so on, but there is no fund to support infrastructure for education or health. If that is not addressed, major developments will be stalled. It is the developers who can come up...

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

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville: My Lords, in 2021, the leading water and sewerage utility companies had very high revenues, with Thames Water recording £2.1 billion. Over the last 10 years, water companies have paid out £13.4 billion in dividends and directors’ pay. Given the number of illegal sewage discharges into our streams, waterways and seas, is it not time that the Government insisted that water companies clean...

Written Answers — Treasury: Health and Social Care Levy (31 Mar 2022)

Lucy Frazer: ...forestry and fishing’, ‘Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply’, ‘Mining and quarrying’, ‘Public administration and defence; compulsory social security’, ‘Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities’. These sectors were aggregated due to their small size, to avoid the risk of disclosure.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Water Charges (17 Mar 2022)

Rachael Maskell: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will implement a single social tariff for water and sewerage services.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Delivering the Environment Act: taking action to protect and restore nature (16 Mar 2022)

George Eustice: ...water quality and allow sustainable development to proceed, and so we are going further. The government already has highly ambitious plans to reduce nutrient pollution from both agriculture and sewerage works and has further plans for the future. We have also secured a series of pledges from water companies to provide new funding for nature-based ‘strategic solutions’ to tackle...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Housing: Construction (9 Mar 2022)

Stuart Andrew: .... The Building Regulations also set requirements for the rainwater and surface water drainage of individual buildings under Part H of the Regulations. Ultimately it is the responsibility of the sewerage undertaker for an area, for example Yorkshire Water, to ensure drainage systems for new developments are built to a resilient standard which minimises flooding.

Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Planning: Flood Risk (7 Mar 2022)

Ruth Edwards: Much of the flooding in villages across Rushcliffe has been linked to new developments built without increasing local sewerage and drainage capacity. How does my right hon. Friend think we can best address that problem through the planning system, to ensure not only that water companies are forced to take new development into account when assessing their infrastructure, but that developers...

Office for Demographic Change Bill [HL] - Second Reading (4 Mar 2022)

Baroness Greengross: ...England, the growth in population is not sustainable and our infrastructure is not keeping up. At current rates of population growth, in 20 years we may struggle to maintain our current water and sewerage infrastructure. To meet the housing demand, we will have to develop areas that are currently used for farming and potentially harm our ecosystems. The ONS projects that the number of...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Land Drainage: York (3 Mar 2022)

Rebecca Pow: The Government recognises the importance of having a robust drainage system both now and for future demand. Sewerage companies are responsible for the maintenance and resilience of the drainage and wastewater networks. The first cycle of non-statutory planning, through Drainage and Wastewater Management Plans (DWMPs), is currently ongoing. DWMPs will become statutory through the Environment...

Scottish Parliament: United Kingdom Shared Prosperity Fund (2 Mar 2022)

Maggie Chapman: ...that we need for the wellbeing of our citizens. It has been worse in England, where, for example, privatised water companies have paid massive dividends to shareholders while allowing the water and sewerage systems to degrade. We desperately need more money for infrastructure—for investment in our future—including in the telecommunications on which much of our lives will be based...

Backbench Business: Planning Permission and Housing Need: Wealden (1 Mar 2022)

Nusrat Ghani: ...for Eastbourne has mentioned, there are concerns about healthcare and dental care provision. We have a particular aging population, and because of the area we are in, we also have pressure on sewerage and water. We need greater broadband and of course we always need greater transport investment as well. As I have mentioned to the Minister, after seven long years of meetings, it would be...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Land Drainage (1 Mar 2022)

Rebecca Pow: ..., planning policy and surface water management. Stakeholders include local planning authorities, water companies, SuDS specialists, developers, manufacturers, regulators, other public bodies, and sewerage undertakers. We will as part of the review be inviting other interested parties to contribute and will make details of how to do this publicly available in due course.

Questions to the Mayor of London — London Business Hub: London Business Hub (25 Feb 2022)

Sadiq Khan: ...breakdown of the support by sector is in the table below: Company Sector No. of businesses agriculture, forestry & fishing 3 mining & quarrying 3 manufacturing 42 electricity, gas, steam 12 water; sewerage, waste & remediation 1 construction 27 wholesale & retail; repair of automotive 156 transportation & storage 10 accommodation & food service 99 information & communication 147 financial...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Land Drainage and Sewage: Property Development (24 Feb 2022)

Emma Hardy: ...Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of requiring infrastructure investment to be secured through Grampian conditions for property development in respect to drainage and sewerage prior to commencement.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Land Drainage (21 Feb 2022)

Rebecca Pow: ...policy and surface water management including, but not restricted to: local planning authorities, water companies, SuDS specialists, developers, consultants, regulators, other public bodies and sewerage undertakers.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Water Companies: Environment Protection (16 Feb 2022)

Rebecca Pow: ...Ofwat and the water industry will prioritise appropriate action to enhance water quality and deliver a resilient and sustainable water supply. In particular, the Government wants to see water and sewerage companies making progressive reductions in the adverse impacts of discharges from storm overflows. DWMPs will become statutory through the Environment Act 2021 when the first cycle ends...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Water: National Security (15 Feb 2022)

Rebecca Pow: The Security and Emergency Measures review has looked at updating the measures water and sewerage companies are required to take in the interests of national security or to mitigate the effects of a civil emergency. The review commenced in October 2019 but was paused due to Covid pressures on organisational resources. It recommenced in November 2020 and is expected to conclude at the end of...


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