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

Baroness Hayman of Ullock: ...amendment to improve water quality, we must be clear that the Government did not want to include stronger provisions in this Bill to improve and protect our rivers and waterways, including from sewage discharges. We have the government amendment before us today because of the refusal of your Lordships’ House, Philip Dunne in the other place and in particular the noble Duke, the Duke of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: Environment Strategy (9 Nov 2021)

Philip McGuigan: I was intrigued to read the line in paragraph 12 of the Minister's statement: "withdrawal from the European Union has provided new environmental opportunities". Most people would argue, in fact, that, in Britain, for example, there has been an immediate rollback on environmental practices. Just a couple of weeks ago, we all witnessed the disgusting and shocking sight of English water...

Environment Bill: Clause 24 - Guidance on the OEP’s Enforcement Policy and Functions (8 Nov 2021)

Cherilyn Mackrory: ...Parish) for articulating what I would have wanted to say, had I had longer to speak. I also thank the Secretary of State and the Minister for their accessibility in this ongoing negotiation on sewage storm overflows. This issue has been a passion of mine since childhood, when I grew up on the Yorkshire coast and swam in said sewage. Now I have the great privilege of representing two...

Scottish Parliament: Lochs and Rivers (Ecological Status) (4 Nov 2021)

Emma Roddick: The United Kingdom Government made a partial U-turn on allowing raw sewage to be dumped into rivers and coastal waters only after its members of Parliament came under extreme criticism. Scotland undertakes around 80 per cent of the UK’s tree planting and was one of the first nations in the world to declare a climate emergency. Does the minister therefore share my view that the Scottish...

Catchment Based Approach’s Chalk Stream Restoration Strategy 2021 - Question for Short Debate (3 Nov 2021)

Lord Chidgey: ...of water bailiffs. As we debated the Commons response to the Lords amendments to the Environment Bill, noble Lords interjected in disgust at the news that a drone had recorded an open pipe pumping raw sewage into Langstone Harbour in Hampshire. The Environment Agency’s own statistics reveal that water companies dumped raw sewage into our waterways and seas more than 400,000 times last...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Water Quality and Safety at North Down Coastal Bathing Areas (2 Nov 2021)

Sinéad Ennis: ...scored highly on environmental education and information, water quality, environmental management, and safety and services. On water quality, the criteria state: "No industrial, waste-water or sewage-related discharges should affect the beach". I argue that none of our beaches should be affected by industrial waste or sewage-related discharges. The reason why we have clean, safe beaches at...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (2 Nov 2021)

Clive Lewis: ...keen, after 10 years of austerity, to start pumping money to their friends in the big six and beyond. Let us have a look at the Environment Agency. We know that it has said that there were 400,000 raw sewage discharges into coastal waters and rivers in England last year from private water companies. That is a tidal wave of turds that has splashed across this country on this Government’s...

Thames in Oxford: Bathing Water Status (2 Nov 2021)

Tim Farron: Just last year in the Lake district, United Utilities, the north-west water company, dumped raw sewage for the equivalent of 71 full days into Windermere, England’s largest lake. Does my hon. Friend agree that bathing site status, which I am asking for Windermere and the Rivers Rothay, Brathay and Kent, would be a way of ensuring quick action so that water companies do not carry on doing...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage: Rivers (2 Nov 2021)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance he has issued to Ofwat on accelerating the ending of routine discharge of raw sewage into English rivers by water companies.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage: Rivers (2 Nov 2021)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects water companies to end the routine discharge of raw sewage into English rivers.

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

Rebecca Pow: I have been absolutely crystal clear that the amount of sewage discharged by water companies into our rivers is unacceptable. We have our Environment Bill and our strategic policy statement which, for the very first time by any Government, directs the regulator to ensure that water companies tackle sewage discharges, so we are right on it. We have strengthened the Environment Bill to get a...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage: Rivers (28 Oct 2021)

Luke Pollard: ...-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' oral contribution on 20 October 2021, Official Report, c. 843, whether he will publish the assessment behind the cost range of ending raw sewage discharges into rivers as cited by the Minister during that debate.

Sewage Pollution: Whitburn (27 Oct 2021)

Rebecca Pow: It is a pleasure, as ever, Madam Deputy Speaker, to see you in the Chair. I thank the hon. Member for South Shields (Mrs Lewell-Buck) for securing this debate on sewage pollution. Sewage is obviously quite a topic this week. I do not know whether securing this debate was a coincidence, but it is certainly the subject in which we have all been much immersed. Water quality is a Government...

Sustainability and Climate Change (National Curriculum) — [Nusrat Ghani in the Chair] (27 Oct 2021)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: ...to many other industrial nations. Sadly, only last week the Government were mired in controversy after opposing an amendment to the Environment Bill that would have restricted the pumping of raw sewage into our water systems. That does not give the impression of a Government that is serious about tackling the climate and ecological emergency. However, we have cross-party consensus today,...

Environment Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendments: Motion H1 (as an amendment to Motion H) (26 Oct 2021)

Lord West of Spithead: ...support the amendment in the name of the noble Duke, the Duke of Wellington. I am a sailor, and have sailed and swam in UK waters for six decades. I have constantly been appalled by the amount of raw sewage I have found in those waters, which has got worse. I am not on social media but I was sent a digital view of what happened in Langstone Harbour, which runs out into the Solent—into...

Environment Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendments: Motion H (26 Oct 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: ...has led very directly to a torrent of abuse, some of it extremely violent, directed at colleagues in the other place. It is obvious to anyone who follows this process that absolutely no one wants raw sewage anywhere near our waters and seas, and it is objectively the case that, even without any further improvements to this Bill, we will have regulations and standards to deal with this...

Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill (25 Oct 2021)

Luke Pollard: ...will try to deliver that, but there is public support for that position. I know the Secretary of State is currently fighting his Back Benchers, because he whipped them to vote to continue to allow raw sewage to be discharged into our nation’s rivers. I hope that keeping primates as pets will not also be considered a mistake by the Secretary of State. The Opposition will table amendments...

Environment Bill: After Clause 72 - Protection of pollinators from pesticides (20 Oct 2021)

Tim Loughton: I wanted to speak on interim targets in the first group of amendments, but given the time constraints, I have saved myself for sewage. I rise to support the Duke of Wellington’s amendment, which is the most important amendment we are faced with this evening. I acknowledge that this is a landmark piece of legislation. I congratulate the Minister on the way that she has listened and on the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Waste Water and Sewerage Capacity Crisis (5 Oct 2021)

Jonathan Buckley: ...at them in their packs — and they are no longer willing to invest in Northern Ireland due to the waiting times. On 7 July 2021, the 'Belfast Telegraph' reported that: "A lack of investment in the sewage network is holding up the construction of much-needed new homes, house builders have said. Braidwater Homes, Fraser Houses and Lagan Homes said NI's ageing water infrastructure was...

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...


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