Therese Coffey: ...available to the Environment Agency to undertake criminal investigations. He should be aware that there is a live criminal investigation right now into water companies and what is happening to sewage.
Charlotte Nichols: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to introduce a legally binding target to reduce sewage discharges by 90 per cent by 2030.
Matt Western: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many sewage discharges were made into the River Leam each year since 2010.
Charlotte Nichols: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has plans to introduce mandatory monitoring of all sewage outlets.
Stephen Morgan: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has made an assessment of the potential impact of sewage spillages on coastal business in England.
Andrea Leadsom: ...Water should adequately address the very many ongoing concerns and poor service across South Northamptonshire including with pressure fluctuations and burst water mains in Maidford; persistent sewage odours and broken sewage mains in Whittlebury; frequent occurrences of low pressure and no water in Weston, Weedon Lois, Adstone and Towcester; sewage released into the River Nene at Cogenhoe;...
Lord Berkeley of Knighton: My Lords, is our influence in the world not somewhat diminished by the fact that we are pumping so much sewage into the sea and polluting our rivers, such as the Wye, with effluent from chicken farms?
Stephen Morgan: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress her Department has made on reducing sewage discharges.
Stephen Morgan: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an estimate of the number of sewage discharges that took place in England and Wales in 2022.
Charles Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps she has taken to ensure that (a) publicly and (b) privately owned water and sewerage companies fulfil the duty to provide details of water abstraction and sewerage discharges to the public upon request; and if she will make a statement.
Alex Cole-Hamilton: ...teachers; about the deposit return scheme, which is a pig’s ear of a good idea that will take Scottish produce off Scottish shelves; and about why this Government needs to stop the dumping of raw sewage into our rivers and on to our beaches. I could go on. There is a disconnect between the focus of the governing parties and the needs and interests of this country. People are turning away...
Ruth Jones: Thank you for granting the urgent question, Mr Speaker, and I thank the hon. Member for South Dorset (Richard Drax) for asking it. In a sense, it is good not to be talking about sewage discharges today, but this oil spill is far too serious a matter for political points to be made about it, so I will confine myself, in the limited time available to me, to highlighting the worries and...
Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times each water company breached their storm overflow permits in (a) 2020, (b) 2021 and (c) 2022.
Water Quality (Sewage Discharge) Bill
Lord Sikka: ...(1) water and environmental regulators, or (2) the Secretary of State, to levy personal fines or bring criminal prosecutions against directors of water companies for authorising dumping of raw sewage into rivers and seas.
Angela Eagle: ...teetering on the brink, with 7.2 million people on waiting lists and record job vacancies; our transport system is not fit for purpose; and the privatised water industry pollutes our waterways with sewage, while shareholders and executives pocket massive profits and put consumer prices up. We see a brutal cost of living crisis juxtaposed with soaring levels of private wealth for the few,...
John Whittingdale: ...is to do with discharges from houseboats or seabirds, but my constituents believe—this is where I follow on from the comments of the hon. Member for Huddersfield—that it is due to the level of sewage discharge, particularly from development that is taking place. My area, like many represented here, is undergoing substantial extra housing development, which is putting ever-increasing...
Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made with Cabinet colleagues of the impact of beach closures due to sewage release on the tourism industry.