Water Quality: Sewage Discharge — 25 Apr 2023 at 15:58

That this House calls on the Government to set a target for the reduction of sewage discharges, to provide for financial penalties in relation to sewage discharges and breaches of monitoring requirements, and to carry out an impact assessment of sewage discharges; and makes provision as set out in this Order:
Timetable for the Bill on Tuesday 2 May 2023
Timing of proceedings and Questions to be put on Tuesday 2 May 2023
Consideration of Lords Amendments and Messages on a subsequent day
Reasons Committee
“A universe of Nature’s fairest forms”
“an impact assessment of sewage discharges;”
“Senedd Cymru generally has legislative competence in relation to all aspects of water quality, water resources and water industry”?
“My pay is not determined by me. It is not influenced by me.”
“are not where we want to be”.
“The earth, our home, is beginning to look…like an immense pile of filth.”
“the lake is no longer a tranquil body of water it is just a mass of raw grotesque sewage”.
“intelligent people know that they could be investing a lot more”,
“innocent little children who go paddling in the sewage filled lake could end up becoming sick and have diarrhoea and end up going to hospital”.
“Is it acceptable to put raw sewage into our lakes…or should the government put a stop it to it?”
“In this country, except in special localities, the most usual kind of pollution is sewage in bulk so great that it de-oxygenates the water and so suffocates the fish.”
“Ofwat and the Environment Agency must go further to hold water companies to account for pollution.”
“Replacing all the existing CSOs would be a long-term multi billion pound project, be very carbon intensive and take many years. Instead, the Welsh Government is looking at nature solutions.”
“replicate the approach being taken in England.”
“Labour to use tactic that finished off Truss to force Tories into sewage vote”.
“This week, the water Minister”-
“confirmed £70 million of cash will be used to improve sewage systems in Sidmouth, Tipton St John and Axminster, as well as Falmouth in Cornwall. East Devon’s share of the cash...will help prevent sewage overflows in Sidmouth and Tipton St John, as well as water pollution in Axminster.”
“South West Water’s total investment for the Falmouth area includes...a total of £40 million.”

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PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con289 (+2 tell) 0080.8%
DUP0 6075.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 3060.0%
Lab0 161 (+2 tell)081.1%
LDem0 12085.7%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 20100.0%
Total:289 189081.0%

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