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Valedictory Debate (24 May 2024)

Matthew Offord: ...marginal seats that it is an achievement. We are the ones that have changed Governments. I thank my constituents in Hendon for electing me on four occasions. At the last election, I received 26,878 votes, the highest number of Conservative votes in the constituency since 1935. It sometimes irked me when I was first elected in 2010 that I had a majority of 106 and over 20,000 people had...

Criminal Justice Bill: New Clause 86 - Creating purported sexual image of adult (15 May 2024)

Alex Cunningham: ...one-punch manslaughter, with a minimum sentence of seven years. My hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Yardley (Jess Phillips) moved the same new clause in Committee, but it was not pushed to a vote. We commend the hon. Member for Bishop Auckland for her efforts on this issue and we understand that she is continuing her discussions with Ministers. We hope that progress is being made...

Scottish Parliament: First Minister ( 7 May 2024)

Alex Cole-Hamilton: ...put that money towards services and staff and unlock the crisis in our health service. He can give councils the power surge that they need to deliver locally and improve outdated standards that see sewage dumped in our rivers. As John Swinney was the finance secretary for many years, I am sure that tax and spend will also be at the front of his mind. We have just learned that...

Flood Recovery Framework — [Clive Efford in the Chair] (17 Apr 2024)

Daniel Kawczynski: Sewage going into rivers is an important issue that has not been touched on. I hope the Minister is aware that Severn Trent recently announced a special programme to clear up the water around Shrewsbury, but this should be a cross-party issue. The Lib Dems have, I am afraid, tried to politicise it by putting on their little leaflets, “Local Tory MP votes to pour sewage into the River...

Tobacco and Vapes Bill (16 Apr 2024)

Wes Streeting: ...Conservative party. As Health Secretary, he had to face a workforce in constant dispute with him, which is good practice for dealing with the party, and he has to deal with a steady stream of toxic sewage in his current job, so who could be more experienced in coping with the travails of the modern Conservative party than the right hon. Gentleman? I want to praise the one member of this...

Economic Growth (Regulatory Functions) (Amendment) Order 2024 - Motion to Approve (Continued) (15 Apr 2024)

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville: I thank the Minister for his response and all noble Lords for their contributions, especially the noble Duke, the Duke of Wellington, who has long been a champion of dealing with sewage overflow discharges and getting the water companies into a decent state. The economic growth of water companies will be achieved only when they invest in improving sewage overflows, ensuring developers...

Economic Growth (Regulatory Functions) (Amendment) Order 2024 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (15 Apr 2024)

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Duke, the Duke of Wellington. I speak at quite a lot of sewage rallies and in sewage debates and I always give him credit for leading the charge against the Government’s laissez-faire attitude to sewage. There is usually a slightly stunned silence that I am congratulating a Duke—but that is life. We heard some very fine words in the opening...

Planning Reform — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (13 Mar 2024)

Tim Farron: ...proposed and are soon likely to be developed. As things stand, not a single one will be affordable. As somebody who has actively fought for new homes to be built—indeed, I have risked losing votes over it—that causes me great concern. I see estates of 100 houses being built, and perhaps 20 are affordable—although are they really affordable? Yes, the other 80 will sell—there is...

South West Water ( 5 Mar 2024)

Richard Foord: ...companies’ boards. They need to be transformed into public benefit companies. We need boards to have grassroots campaigners such as those I gathered together last night. We had Surfers Against Sewage and the Women’s Institute, which is pushing its “Water You Waiting For?” campaign. Fantastic campaigners such as these need a voice at the board level of these companies, otherwise we...

Pollution in Rivers and Regulation of Private Water Companies - Motion to Take Note (29 Feb 2024)

Lord Sikka: ...who previously worked at Ofwat. Water company directors and the chairs of Ofwat and the Environment Agency regularly meet at exclusive clubs to discuss how to quell public anger over bill rises and sewage dumping. The cost of these lavish lunches and dinners is passed to customers, but no agenda papers or minutes of such meetings are made publicly available. We all know that secrecy breeds...

International Women’s Day: Language in Politics (29 Feb 2024)

Maria Caulfield: ...but we know that women are affected by that in more ways than most. The final piece I want to address is the role of the media, given the upcoming election. It is really important that debates and votes in this place are reflected fairly. One example is the sewage vote, which was an attempt to end the use of sewage outflows in this country. We Conservative Members voted to dismantle our...

Water and Sewage Companies: Directors’ Remuneration - Question for Short Debate (22 Feb 2024)

Lord Douglas-Miller: ...questions or run out of time, I will write to individual noble Lords and send a copy to the Library. The noble Lord, Lord Sikka, asked whether the Government will give customers the opportunity to vote each year on executive pay. Remuneration committees for each water company independently determine the appropriate level of remuneration for their water company executives. Ofwat expects...

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 3) Bill: Stage 1 ( 8 Feb 2024)

Alex Cole-Hamilton: ...not told until moments before the First Minister stepped on to the conference stage. Humza Yousaf was deciding tax policy on a whim for the sake of a conference headline. Why should any other party vote for something that even Lorna Slater admits is bad policy? Why, come to that, are the Greens voting for the budget today, when it is clear that councils are not being properly compensated?...

Water Companies: Executive Bonuses ( 5 Dec 2023)

Robbie Moore: The Government welcome the opportunity to set out the scale of our action to tackle water quality. We have been consistently clear that the failure of water companies to reduce sewage discharge adequately is completely unacceptable. We made that clear throughout the debate and in the opening remarks from the Treasury Bench. I thank the Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural...

Making Britain a Clean Energy Superpower ( 9 Nov 2023)

Kate Osborne: ...six months. We have a Government who have given up on governing. They have wasted the last 18 months in Parliament. On 100 days, the Government finished early, cancelling planned legislation and votes as they made U-turns and broke promise after promise. In 2022, they announced 29 Bills, more than a third of which were abandoned or not introduced. In this King’s Speech, they announced...

King’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) ( 8 Nov 2023)

Baroness Humphreys: ...our NHS and nothing to give hope to our NHS staff, who struggle daily to provide us with the best service that they can. There was nothing to bring comfort to those who are concerned about the sewage scandal blighting our rivers, and absolutely nothing to help home owners facing the nightmare of seeing their mortgages skyrocketing. I hope that these issues will be addressed in the Autumn...

Water and Sewage Regulation (Industry and Regulators Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (16 Oct 2023)

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville: ...is plentiful and fit for purpose and that our streams, waterways and coastlines are not stinking and polluted. Primarily, it is the role of the water authorities to ensure that water supply and sewage disposal are fit for purpose. However, there has been little infrastructure investment over a long period. No new reservoirs have been built since 1991 and are not likely to be before 2029....

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Report (7th Day) (Continued): Amendment 247 (13 Sep 2023)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: ...amount of additional nutrient discharge attributable to the 100,000 homes between now and 2030. Staying on the OEP, my noble friend Lady McIntosh suggested that the Government broke the law on sewage. We always welcome scrutiny from the OEP, and we are co-operating with it fully to support its work in many areas. The OEP has not concluded that the Government broke the law on combined sewer...

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Report (7th Day): Amendment 231 (13 Sep 2023)

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering: ...the Government, the department, Ofwat and the Environment Agency, but in particular the water companies, in a difficult position by forcing them to connect when the pipes simply cannot take the sewage. It goes into the watercourses right at the beginning of the process, then into the rivers and to the coast, and we know that everyone gets upset about that. To correct my noble friend, the...

Combined Sewer Overflows (13 Sep 2023)

Jim Shannon: I thank the Secretary of State for the renewed determination to bring about improvement—it is clear that we need it. When we voted on this issue in the House, we were given assurances that these incidents would not take place. It is clear that, while officials may not agree with this investigation, there is still a real cause for concern. How does the Secretary of State intend to alleviate...


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