Water news from UK Parliament.
‘Chemical cocktail’ of sewage, slurry and plastic polluting English rivers puts public health and nature at risk
Environmental Audit Committee warns poor water quality in English rivers is a result of chronic underinvestment
13 January 2022
MPs tackle farm manure issue, welcome promised new guidance
Committee tackle farm manure issue and welcome promised new guidance
12 January 2022
MPs investigate farm fertiliser spreading rules
EFRA Committee holds public evidence session on Farming rules for water inquiry
26 November 2021
House of Lords Podcast: what comes after COP?
We discuss COP26, the environment and climate change this month with Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle and Baroness Parminter.
26 November 2021
Lords debates COP26 outcomes
Debate on tackling the challenges of climate changes measures. Discover more
19 November 2021
Lords agrees improvements to Environment Bill
Members agree proposed compromises on courts' powers and reducing the impact of sewage discharges after asking the Commons to think again. Find out more
10 November 2021
Lord Speaker addresses COP26 meeting
The Lord Speaker addressed the BGIPU's Parliamentary Meeting for COP26 on Sunday 7 November. Read what he had to say.
08 November 2021
Water company CEOs questioned on pollution failures
The Environmental Audit Committee quiz bosses from five of the largest water and sewerage companies in England
07 October 2021
Environmental Audit Committee to hold Defra Minister to account on UK’s polluted rivers
Committee to question Minister Rebecca Pow from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
10 September 2021
EAC comment: Environment Bill amendments – storm overflows
Chair comments on the Government’s new amendments to the Environment Bill relating to storm overflows
27 August 2021
Secretary of State questioned on hydrogen’s role in achieving Net Zero
The Science and Technology Committee also questions energy sector experts, Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser and the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser
15 July 2021
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
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