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Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Israel: Gaza (30 Jul 2021)

Baroness Janke: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about that government’s ban on bringing construction raw materials into the Gaza Strip; and what assessment they have made of the impact of this ban on efforts to repair damage to Gaza’s water and sewage infrastructure caused by the conflict in May.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Southern Water (28 Jul 2021)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the £90m fine imposed on Southern Water by the Environment Agency for dumping raw sewage into protected seas; and what plans they have to direct the Environment Agency to hold Southern Water to stricter standards in future.

Covid-19 (Public Services Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (22 Jul 2021)

Lord Sikka: ...augmented the long-term capacity of the NHS. Consultants quickly enter and exit an organisation and leave little trace of their activities. This makes it harder to build a pool of experience and draw lessons. The Government need to look at their own obsession with privatisation, a key factor in the deaths in care homes. Since 2010, central government grants to local authorities have been...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Rivers and Seas and Oceans: Sewage (22 Jul 2021)

Rebecca Pow: ...measures on storm overflows. Water companies are currently investing £3.1 billion in storm overflow improvements between 2020 and 2025. On 9 July, Southern Water was fined £90 million for pumping raw sewage into protected waters, the largest ever fine imposed on a water company.

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: River Health (22 Jul 2021)

Rebecca Pow: Measures in the Environment Bill will help to address the problem of untreated sewage entering the rivers. On 9 July, Southern Water was fined £90 million—the largest sum yet for a water company—for persistent illegal discharge of raw sewage. Ministers have been clear with water industry chief executive officers on their companies’ legal duties. We are also tackling river pollution...

Environment Bill - Committee (8th Day): Amendment 287 (14 Jul 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: ...the police and Defra itself. In particularly egregious cases, significant sanctions are sought. For example, as has been mentioned, only last week Southern Water was fined £90 million for pumping raw sewage into protected waters around the south-east coast. There were also convictions against several employees of Southern Water, who obstructed Environment Agency investigators. But there...

Environment Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 188 (7 Jul 2021)

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering: ...insubstantial. I also refer to my earlier remarks, which I shall not repeat, about the fact that we are grappling with Victorian infrastructure, combined with intense climatic changes, leading to sewage overflows. Not inconsiderable new expense is required to replace that infrastructure, so that is a new expense. In my Amendment 188, I ask my noble friend to say at the outset that the...

Environment Bill - Committee (6th Day) (7 Jul 2021)

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville: ...Wellington, and also signed by the noble Baroness, Lady Altmann. At Second Reading we heard from various noble Lords across the Chamber about the devastating effect that the discharge of untreated sewage is having on our rivers, waterways and coastal waters. Amendments 162 and 163 seek to ensure that sewage treatment plants are improved and that there is separation of surface water...

Environment Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 161A (to Amendment 161) (5 Jul 2021)

Lord Oates: ...we have heard, they seek to strengthen the new clauses that government Amendment 165 introduces. As the noble Duke said, it is completely unacceptable that, in the 21st century, we are discharging raw, untreated sewage so regularly—or indeed at all—into our rivers. I also welcome the amendment in the names of the noble Baronesses, Lady Jones of Whitchurch, Lady Jones of Moulsecoomb and...

Environment Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 161 (5 Jul 2021)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: ...Member’s Bill tabled in the Commons by Philip Dunne, which fell without a Second Reading. It sets out the requirement for water companies to take all reasonable steps to ensure that untreated sewage is not discharged into inland waters. It sets out the responsibilities of the Government and the Environment Agency to ensure compliance. It sets out the monitoring, reporting and wastewater...

Environment Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 4 (21 Jun 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: ...the noble Baronesses, Lady Young of Old Scone and Lady Jones of Moulsecoomb. I will address some of the individual points that have been made. The amendment essentially relates to the outrage over raw sewage entering our waterways as a consequence of storm overflows. The noble Duke, the Duke of Wellington, has pursued this issue relentlessly, and rightly so. To reiterate, the amendment...

World Oceans Day 2021 — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (8 Jun 2021)

Steve Double: ..., and it is good and right that the UK plays a leadership role in bringing that together. For far too many years, we tended to see the ocean as this great big dumping ground that we could pour raw sewage into and let our waste end up in, because it was big enough to cope; it would manage; the waste would not have much effect. However, thankfully, in more recent times we have changed that...

Environment Bill - Second Reading (7 Jun 2021)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: ...give the Government extra levers to act on the most egregious sources of pollution and harm in our aquatic environment, including storm overflows. Water companies clearly must do more to prevent raw sewage flowing into our rivers. All the action I have described will be underpinned by those long-term targets, including reducing pollution from agriculture and wastewater, in particular...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: Sydenham Wastewater Pumping Station (24 May 2021)

Robin Newton: ...for her reply. She will be aware that the pumping station has been a problem for quite a number of years. In fact, on two occasions, seven, eight or nine houses were completely flooded with raw sewage. Moreover, those who live directly opposite, in a street — a residential area — live in the shadow of the building. Five years is a long time to wait with that potential flooding at the...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Inland Waterways: Sewage (21 May 2021)

Nicola Richards: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the amount of raw sewage being discharged into the UK's waterways.

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (17 May 2021)

the Duke of Wellington: ...a commitment to “set binding environmental targets”. I imagine that this mainly refers to carbon emissions, but I suggest that Ministers should be more concerned about the shocking amounts of raw sewage, plastic and other domestic products that are daily allowed to enter our rivers. I wonder whether the Minister watched “Panorama” on BBC1, five weeks ago. The programme was entitled...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (11 May 2021)

Philip Dunne: ...I wish to welcome is the Government’s announcement that they will introduce three amendments to the Environment Bill to take forward the principal objectives of my private Member’s Bill, the Sewage (Inland Waters) Bill—another casualty of covid, as its Second Reading was deferred five times and it ran out of parliamentary time in the last Session. The Under-Secretary of State for...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Rivers: Sewage (26 Apr 2021)

Zarah Sultana: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with water companies on the discharging of raw sewage into English rivers.

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...

Marine Protected Areas (17 Mar 2021)

Rebecca Pow: ...this area. I am not going to say it is all perfect, but I will say that I genuinely think we are driving in the direction that he is very keen for us to go. The hon. Member recalled the dumping of raw sewage in the Mersey. I had the perhaps ignominious role of going out on the last ever shipment of raw sewage to be dumped in the River Severn when I was a new reporter, and jolly smelly it...


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