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Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage (6 Dec 2021)

Luke Pollard: ..., Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of requiring water companies to review their business plans in the control period to increase investment in reducing raw sewage

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Sewage (3 Dec 2021)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much raw sewage is discharged from sewage treatment facilities on the defence estate.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage: Rivers (3 Dec 2021)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much raw sewage has been discharged into chalk streams in the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage: Waste Disposal (3 Dec 2021)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the timescale is for water companies to publish information on progressive reduction of raw sewage discharges under the Environment Act 2021.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage: Waste Disposal (3 Dec 2021)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has conducted or commissioned research on levels of public support for (a) action to stop raw sewage discharge and (b) potential increases in water bills arising from that action.

Water: Sewage - Question (1 Dec 2021)

Baroness Hayman of Ullock: Surfers Against Sewage has an annual water quality report which found that water companies have actually increased the amount of raw sewage dumped into our rivers and seas—an 87% increase from last year. The Government have now said that they have the tools to act and hold water companies to account. I am pleased that they now see that sewage discharges are completely unacceptable. The...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage: Seas and Oceans (1 Dec 2021)

Rebecca Pow: The Environment Agency (EA) does not have access to the Surfers Against Sewage notification dataset and therefore cannot comment on the accuracy of spill notifications made by Water and Sewerage Companies (WaSCs) to third party organisations. We expect that, as this data is provided in near real time to Surfers Against Sewage, there will have been limited opportunity for WaSCs to quality...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Rivers: Sewage (24 Nov 2021)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times raw sewage has been discharged into rivers in England and Wales in the last year for which figures are available.

Ickford: Flood Risk (23 Nov 2021)

Greg Smith: ...concerns. Compounding the issues, the village also has an inadequate sewerage system. During periods of heavy rain, the Thames Water network simply cannot cope due to surface water ingress, so raw sewage bubbles up into the roads. I have been pushing Thames Water for a solution. To be fair, it agrees that something needs to be done, but no works have yet taken place. I am sorry to say that...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage: Northwich (19 Nov 2021)

Mike Amesbury: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact of raw sewage discharges on the river Weaver at Northwich; and what steps he is taking to reduce those discharges.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage: Swansea Bay (19 Nov 2021)

Stephen Doughty: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much raw sewage has been released without treatment from English coastal towns on the Severn estuary and Bristol Channel in each of the last three years.

Water Companies: Sewage Discharge — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (15 Nov 2021)

Luke Pollard: ..., and that is testament to the campaigners, who have raised this issue for quite some time. I am grateful to Ferry Harmer, who organised this petition, but also to campaigners from Surfers Against Sewage, to Feargal Sharkey, to wild swimmers the nation over and to people who just think that this is not right; there are many of them. We are living in a climate and ecological emergency, and...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage: Waste Disposal (15 Nov 2021)

Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many fines have been issued to each water company for discharging raw sewage into bodies of water years in (a) 2018, (b) 2019, (c) 2020 and (d) 2021 to date.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Sewage: Waste Disposal (12 Nov 2021)

Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times each water company has been given permission to discharge raw sewage into bodies of water in (a) 2018, (b) 2019, (c) 2020 and (d) 2021 to date.

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...


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