Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Richard Benyon responded to an urgent question asked by Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Mary Creagh in the House of Commons on Thursday 8 December on the Water White Paper.
Water White Paper
The Water White Paper: Water for Life, was published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on 8 December 2011 and sets out key reforms for future water management. Find further information on the Water White Paper on the Defra website.
Watch and read the urgent question and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Also find current parliamentary material on water in the Topics section.
Urgent questions are asked at the end of Question Time. If something has happened, normally a matter of public importance, which an MP believes requires an immediate answer from a government minister, they may apply to the Speaker to ask an urgent question.
If the Speaker agrees, the question will be asked at the end of Question Time.
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