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

Luke Pollard: Days from COP26, I must tell the Minister that the episode with raw sewage has not done Britain’s reputation going into that conference any good. The Government whipping their own MPs to vote against an amendment to end the routine discharge of raw sewage does nothing to build confidence and has rightly sparked a public outcry. Raw sewage is being routinely discharged today, right now and...

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

Therese Coffey: There are currently no routine discharges of raw sewage by water companies in England. Discharges from sewage treatment works must comply with permits issued under the Environmental Permitting Regulations (2010) by the Environment Agency. These permits are designed to protect the environment with the provision of sewage treatment to ensure compliance with relevant environmental directives...

Orders of the Day — Cardiff Bay Barrage Bill [Lords] (14 Nov 1989)

Mr Allan Rogers: I assure my hon. Friend that raw sewage already enters the tributaries feeding the lagoon. The Welsh water authority is not renewing the trunk sewer systems in some of the valleys, so raw sewage enters the river.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Israel and Palestine: Gaza Sewage (17 Dec 2008)

Lord Tunnicliffe: The World Health Organization (WHO) informs us that there are no reliable data available on the impact of raw sewage on health in Gaza but does report that sea water in several areas of the Gaza coastline is polluted. It has advised against eating raw fish caught in Gazan waters and against entering the sea near sewage outlets.

[Ann Winterton in the Chair] — Palestinian Territories (Economic Aid) (27 Jan 2009)

Brian Iddon: .... We have to get the whole infrastructure going again. It is very important that the sewerage infrastructure is repaired. Just inside the border, near Erez, there is a large lagoon full of raw sewage—or there was on 14 April; I do not know what happened to it during the war. People were very concerned that one of the dams would break and the raw sewage would flow into the villages. A...

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive — Environment and Rural Development: Sewage Sludge (9 Jun 2005)

Chris Ballance: As we speak, raw sewage sludge is being spread over land at Beoch and at Newcastleton. I assume that we all find that to be absolutely unacceptable. Will the minister undertake to ensure that the practice of spreading raw sewage sludge on to land does not continue, whether or not it is allowed? Will he undertake to ensure that the practice ceases?

Biofuels: EU Targets (20 Jul 2005)

Baroness Ludford: ...-" issue with a European angle, the Minister will be aware that the Commission is taking infringement proceedings against the UK for failing to have proper collection and treatment facilities for raw sewage discharges. Will the Government seek to avoid infringement proceedings for the massive raw sewage discharges into the Thames, which breach the urban waste water directive?

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?

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (22 Apr 2021)

Luke Pollard: The year 2020 was the warmest year on record: more habitats were lost; more species were facing extinction; and more raw sewage was pumped into our nation’s rivers, seemingly without consequence for the water companies involved. On Earth Day, will the Secretary of State commit to take fast action against water companies that are pumping raw sewage into our rivers, killing fish, killing...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Toxic Algae (28 Jun 1990)

Elliot Morley: ...'s scientists have said that one of the reasons why the outbreak was so long and intense was that there was a constant source of nutrients in the sea off the east coast, the main source of which is raw sewage dumping and raw sewage outfalls?

Water Companies: Sewage Discharge — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (15 Nov 2021)

Luke Pollard: ...to note that they really did not want to. That was partly because of the screeching public outrage when Conservative MPs were whipped to vote against a motion that called for the ending of raw sewage discharges. I am not a fan of abuse on social media. I am not a fan of the nasty side of our politics, and I recognise that Members from all parties in the House have been subject to some...

Nitrate Pollution (1 Nov 1989)

Anthony Steen: I will stop reading when I wish to stop reading, not when the hon. Gentleman wishes me to stop reading. At Thurlestone there is a sewage outfall which is at 300 times the Common Market beach pollution level. I am afraid that, in the summer, a swimmer contacted hepatitis A as a result of contact with sewage flowing into the sea there. At Street, some way along the coastline, raw sewage flows...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage Plant (Foreness Point) (10 Jun 2002)

Roger Gale: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many times during the past 12 months for which details are available raw sewage has been released into the sea from the Foreness Point sewage plant; and what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the telemetry used to monitor overflows at the Foreness Point sewage plant.

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...

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...

Scottish Parliament: Rural Affairs and the Environment: Flooding (Inverclyde) (30 Sep 2010)

John Scott: The minister will be aware that the flooding problems of Inverclyde also similarly occur in several residential areas of Prestwick, particularly around Grangemuir Road, with repeated discharges of raw sewage onto streets and footpaths. However, Scottish Water, whose liability this is, is not currently funded to deal with external sewerage flooding. Will the minister consider what steps can be...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Bathing Beaches (4 Mar 1987)

Mr Roland Boyes: Is the Minister really telling the people of Britain that they have to swim in raw or macerated sewage until the end of this century? The World Health Organisation. the European Community and the United States Environment Protection Agency have said that there is a potential health risk in swimming in sea water contaminated by raw sewage. Why do the Government continually ignore the standards...

Water: Sewage - Question (1 Dec 2021)

Baroness Hayman of Ullock: Surfers Against Sewage has an annual water quality report which found that water companies have actually increased the amount of raw sewage dumped into our rivers and seas—an 87% increase from last year. The Government have now said that they have the tools to act and hold water companies to account. I am pleased that they now see that sewage discharges are completely unacceptable. The...

Financial Institutions (Reform): Water Industry (Financial Assistance) Bill (29 Feb 2012)

Matthew Offord: .... It is not just London and Thames Water that need to take action, however. All water companies have a contract with their consumers not only to provide them with clean water, but to remove their sewage and to treat it responsibly, but that is not happening. The water quality of Britain’s beaches is being jeopardised by thousands of unregulated overflow pipes that dump raw sewage into...

Environment Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendments: Motion A1 (as an amendment to Motion A) (9 Nov 2021)

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering: ...to my noble friend the Minister. I want to ask two small questions. My noble friend said that he would look for the water companies to achieve a progressive reduction in the discharge of sewage over a period and admitted that this would go beyond one price review. As we are so far into the current price review, what will the level of expenditure be within this review, and does he admit...


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