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Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: River Thames (Sewage) (18 Nov 2004)

Elliot Morley: The sewage collection system serving London is comprised largely of combined systems which collect and transport for treatment both domestic and industrial waste water, and rainwater run-off. As sewers and sewage treatment works have a maximum capacity, it is a design feature of combined systems to have overflows which discharge in some wet weather conditions to prevent sewers from flooding,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Sewage, Glasgow (Chemical Treatment). (21 Mar 1933)

Mr Archibald Skelton: The Department of Health for Scotland have received no complaints regarding the action of Glasgow Corporation in suspending the chemical treatment of sewage entering the River Clyde from the sewage works at Dalmuir, and I am informed that the Medical Officer of Health of Glasgow is of opinion that there has been no danger to public health arising from the action taken. The matter was,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: North Sea Pollution (14 Dec 1988)

Mrs Virginia Bottomley: I fear that that was an example of air pollution. As a party, we believe in action not words and we believe in action based on sound, scientific evidence. The hon. Gentleman mentioned sewage sludge. It is important to point out that sewage sludge is what remains after the treatment of sewage. One has to find the best practical environmental option. Perhaps the hon. Gentleman would prefer to...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (27 Oct 2004)

Norman Baker: ...Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what assessment she has made as to whether the River Thames is compliant with the Urban Waste Water Directive; (2) whether the (a) sewage disposal treatment works, (b) sewage mechanisms and (c) works related to sewage in London are compliant with the Urban Waste Water Directive; (3) what assessment has been made of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing: Sewerage Scheme, Amersham (22 Feb 1945)

Mr Henry Willink: ...given to begin the Colne Valley Sewerage-Board's constructional programme until after the end of the war in Europe. I understand that the Board are advised that it is not practicable to construct a sewage disposal unit dealing solely with sewage from the Amersham rural district. Consequently, facilities for disposing of the Amersham sewage will not be available until the first instalment...

Orders of the Day — Private Business.: MIDDLESEX COUNTY COUNCIL BILL [Lords] (By Order). (18 May 1931)

Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame: the House, I really resent something that my hon. and gallant Friend has said. I resent his attack on the Middlesex County Council for carrying through a great work of purification. He says the sewage of these 27 authorities comes into the tributaries of the Thames. He did not tell us so in his speech, but that is what is happening to-day. The whole of the sewage which this Bill is...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Nitrates (11 Jun 2003)

Elliot Morley: No representations have been received on the eight Sensitive Areas (Nitrate) identified under the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive in England since 1997. Water companies providing sewage treatment services is the industrial sector affected by identifications of Sensitive Areas (Nitrate). Such identifications require water companies to provide specific treatment to reduce nitrates present...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Clause 2 — Financial assistance for major works (14 Mar 2012)

Jeremy Corbyn: I have met Thames Water and looked at the situation. Pollution of the Thames is totally unacceptable—as are the levels of sewage going into the Thames. There has to be a better drainage system to ensure that that does not continue. However, does my hon. Friend agree that after this process we need much tougher regulations to deal with the paving over of large areas of London and the Thames...

Rivers and Coastal Waters: Sewage - Question (29 Nov 2021)

Baroness Quin: My Lords, this past week has seen the publication of a report by Surfers Against Sewage. It detailed an increase in sewage discharges as a result of which, one in every six days in the swimming season was declared “unswimmable”. There are also reports, just referred to by the Minister, of new investigations of widespread, unpermitted releases of sewage by water companies, which they are...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage: Waste Disposal (29 Jul 2019)

Therese Coffey: In England, sewage is collected and treated at approximately 5,500 water company sewage treatment works. Discharges from these works occur on a daily basis and are permitted by the Environment Agency. Additionally, during wet weather there may be discharges from storm overflows. Reports of both the volume of discharges from sewage treatment works and spill numbers from storm overflows in...

Written Ministerial Statements — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage Treatment Works (Nuisance Control) (15 Jun 2004)

Alun Michael: On 23 December 2002 the Government published a consultation on proposals for the control of odour and other nuisances from sewage treatment works. This included an option for a voluntary code of practice. Incidents of odour problems are relatively few compared with the number of sewage works throughout England and Wales, but when problems do occur they can have a significant and prolonged...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Sewage Discharges (26 Jul 1989)

Mrs Ann Taylor: ...they believe that the Government should take a lead? Is it not a fact that at present only the British EEC representatives object to an EEC proposal for a directive that will prevent the dumping of sewage sludge at sea and long sewage outfalls for raw sewage being put into the sea? Why is Britain out of line, given all the recent evidence on this subject? Do the Government object because...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Waterways: Sewage (11 Jun 2013)

Lord Campbell-Savours: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to introduce regulations to place a responsibility on water utilities to inform the Environment Agency promptly of any illegal raw sewage released to any waterway. To ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements they are making for the testing of water in the River Thames prior to organised swimming and other water sports events...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage: Storage ( 2 Nov 2022)

Rebecca Pow: At some sewage treatment works, where the permitted treatment capacity may be exceeded due to rainfall, storm tanks form part of the treatment process to limit spills of storm sewage (mixture of sewage and rainfall) to the water environment. These discharges are permitted by the Environment Agency under the Environmental Permitting Regulations. The requirement for storm tanks is that they...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Israel and Palestine: Gaza Sewage (19 May 2008)

Baroness Crawley: Sewage systems in Gaza have been severely affected by the Israeli restrictions placed on fuel and electricity supplies as well as construction supplies such as cement. Due to fuel shortages, 60 million litres of raw and partially treated sewage flow into the Mediterranean each day. We continue to raise our concerns about access restrictions to Gaza with the Israeli Government, in public and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Aldershot Camp (Sewage Treatment). (18 Jun 1931)

Mr. ANNESLEY SOMER-VILLE: 71 and 72. asked the Secretary of State for War (1) whether, in view of the continued pollution of the River Blackwater by Aldershot sewage, he will take steps to expedite the scheme for dealing with this sewage which has been held up by negotiations as to terms between the War Office and the Farnham Rural District Council; (2) whether, in the interests of the purity...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Water and Sewerage Charges ( 6 May 1981)

Mr Andrew Bennett: As there is a combined charge for water and the disposal of sewage, does the Minister suggest that sewage disposal should be metered? Is it not crazy that many of my constituents pay twice as much for their water and sewage disposal as for their general rate because the rebate applies to one and not the other?

Written Answers — House of Lords: Loughries and Whiterock, Killinchy: Sewage Disposal (30 Jan 2003)

Lord Kilclooney: asked Her Majesty's Government: How many additional homes can have their foul sewage connected to Loughries sewage works before it has reached full capacity; and What is the present system for the treatment of foul sewage from homes at Whiterock, Killinchy; and how many additional homes can be connected to this system before it reaches full capacity.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Iraq: Sewage Treatment (22 Jan 2004)

Lord Judd: asked Her Majesty's Government: What proportion of the population in (a) Baghdad; (b) Basra; and (c) the rest of Iraq currently have access to sewage systems which are fully functioning; and what proportion are using sewage systems in which sewage is not being treated.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage Disposal (20 Jul 2005)

Elliot Morley: Under The Sewage (Use in Agriculture) Regulations 1989 there is no requirement for the Environment Agency to undertake tests at specific sites where sewage sludge is applied. However we understand that the Agency has issued a formal warning following complaints about odours relating to sewage sludge operations at Sheepcoates Farm.

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