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Pollution news from UK Parliament.

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Will Government measures to reduce plastic waste be just a drop in a plastic-polluted ocean?
MPs launch a new inquiry into Plastic Waste, scrutinising how the UK Government intends to tackle its plastics problem
09 July 2021
Minister questioned on air quality
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee scrutinises Defra’s funding of local authorities to improve air quality
29 June 2021
Four short debates in the Lords
Members discuss human rights sanctions, housing developments on flood plains, Official Development Assistance and the Child Maintenance Service. Learn more
25 June 2021
MPs quiz water regulators on pollution in rivers
The Environmental Audit Committee takes evidence from the Environment Agency, Ofwat and Highways England.
18 June 2021
Climate Assembly UK members to share views with BEIS Committee
MPs hear from members of the public who took part in the Climate Assembly.
11 June 2021
Committee to take evidence on decarbonising heat in homes inquiry
Questions will be put to consumer protection organisations and consumer focused energy companies
28 May 2021
Four short debates in the Lords
Climate change targets, ethnicity and child poverty, neurological services and perpetrators of genocide are in the Lords spotlight. Find out more about Thursday debates in May
28 May 2021
Lords debates the economic value of biodiversity
'The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review' report in the spotlight for House of Lords debate. Find out more
29 April 2021
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Four short debates in the Lords
Members discuss Body Mass Index, alcohol harm, COVID-19-related evictions and biodiversity emergency
23 April 2021
Lords debates net zero emissions targets
Members debate case for integrated UK policy-making
22 April 2021
Here Comes The Summer: but are our waterways safe to be enjoyed recreationally?
The Committee will hear from leading academics and environmental campaigners as part of the inquiry considering the Water quality in rivers
19 April 2021
Minister quizzed on how a deposit return scheme can be rolled out
The Environmental Audit Committee examines the next steps for deposit return schemes
19 March 2021
Packaging sector and experts questioned on the introduction of deposit return schemes
The Environmental Audit Committee examines the next steps for deposit return schemes
12 March 2021
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