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1131443
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Sewage: Whitburn more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the average volume of storm sewage discharge has reduced since the completion of the scheme at the Whitburn long sea outfall in December 2017 compared to the average volume when using the previous system. more like this
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Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville more like this
star this property uin HL16237 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Based on the current available data there has been an approximate 37% reduction in spill numbers and a 43% reduction in spill volume since the completion of the enhancement works, against the average for the previous ten year period.</p><p> </p><p>Prior to the completion of the enhancement works at Whitburn long sea outfall, records showed an average of 27 storm sewage discharge ‘spills’ totalling around 660,000 cubic metres each year for the ten year period from 2008 to 2017.</p><p> </p><p>In 2018, the first year of operation for the enhanced system, records show 17 storm sewage discharge ‘spills’ totalling around 380,000 cubic metres.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T13:38:16.53Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T13:38:16.53Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville more like this
1131444
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Sewage: Whitburn more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what the volume of storm sewage discharge has been since the completion of the scheme at the Whitburn long sea outfall in each month since December 2017 for which figures are available. more like this
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Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville more like this
star this property uin HL16238 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Verified data is provided for the total volume of discharge for each month between January 2018 and December 2019 when discharge events occurred.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Date</p></td><td><p>Volume of storm sewage discharged (m<sup>3 ) </sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2018</p></td><td><p>10387.50 m<sup>3</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2018</p></td><td><p>95323.50 m<sup>3</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 2018</p></td><td><p>114946.50 m<sup>3</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>July 2018</p></td><td><p>46641.00 m<sup>3</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>August 2018</p></td><td><p>55095.00 m<sup>3</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2018</p></td><td><p>37882.50 m<sup>3</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October 2018</p></td><td><p>16317.00 m<sup>3</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>November 2018</p></td><td><p>0 m<sup>3</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>December 2018</p></td><td><p>0 m<sup>3</sup></p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T12:08:36.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T12:08:36.767Z
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4161
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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4285
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville more like this
1131445
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Sewage: Tyne and Wear more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs next plans to hold discussions with (1) Northumbrian Water, (2) Sunderland City Council, and (3) South Tyneside Council, on further reducing the impact of sewage discharges on beaches at (a) Sunderland, and (b) Whitburn. more like this
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Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville more like this
star this property uin HL16239 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The bathing beaches at Sunderland and Whitburn consistently achieve ‘Good’ or ‘Excellent’ quality under the Bathing Waters Directive. As required environmental standards are being met, the Environment Agency, which acts on behalf of the Government on local environmental planning matters, has no immediate plans to meet with Northumbrian Water or the local authorities about reducing the impact of sewage discharges. <br> <br> The Environment Agency will continue to monitor bathing water quality and meet regularly with Northumbrian Water to discuss any improvements when they are required. It also gives planning advice to local authorities such as Sunderland City Council and South Tyneside Council on any matters that concern bathing water quality.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T12:26:06.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T12:26:06.377Z
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4161
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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4285
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville more like this
1131451
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Water Supply more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to balance the demands for water from a growing population with the amount of water in the environment that can sustainably be withdrawn as a result of the impact of climate change. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
star this property uin HL16245 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The government is working closely with other water regulators and the water industry to improve the resilience of water supplies. The government recognises continued action is required and it is committed to a ‘twin track approach’, of reducing demand for water and increasing supply in parallel.</p><p> </p><p>Water companies have a statutory duty to provide clean and reliable water to customers under the Water Industry Act 1991. To fulfil this duty there is a statutory requirement to maintain water resources management plans, which balance water supply and demand at least twenty-five years into the future.</p><p> </p><p>The government, the Environment Agency and Ofwat issued guidance to water companies in 2016 on how they should be planning to supply water to a growing population, while protecting and enhancing our environment, including taking appropriate action to respond to climate projections. Water companies are currently revising their plans.</p><p> </p><p>The government is taking steps to improve water resources planning to ensure that there is better collaboration between water companies and other water using sectors on their water supply resilience. This includes the Environment Agency developing a National Framework for water resources, which use evidence to illustrate the regional and national challenge of water availability. The government has also consulted on legislative improvements to ensure that water companies’ plans are informed by effective collaboration.</p><p> </p><p>The Environment Agency is also implementing the abstraction plan, published in 2017. This includes work to bring together the Environment Agency, abstractors and catchment groups to develop local solutions to protect and enhance the environment, and improve access to water.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T12:25:41.603Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T12:25:41.603Z
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4161
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
1131899
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Chemicals: Regulation more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 4 June (HL15892), why, if the terms DecaBDE and DecaPBDE are interchangeable, DecaBDE has been banned whilst production of DecaPBDE continues. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL16317 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>DecaBDE refers to Decabromodiphenyl Ether, a substance which falls under a wider group of chemicals known as Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs). DecaBDE has not been produced in the UK since the late 1990s. DecaPBDE is not a term that is generally used to describe this or any other substance and no such substance is produced in the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T14:49:09.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T14:49:09.723Z
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4161
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
1132507
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Solid Fuels: Heating more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish the results of the consultation on cleaner domestic burning of solid fuels and wood in England; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 265472 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>I refer my Hon Friend to the reply previously given on 8 April 2019 to PQ 238630.</p><p> </p><p>Our assessments of emissions of pollutants from domestic combustion sources use a range of data but are based on established international reporting. The range of fuels and appliances used in the UK is large and emissions from each combination vary greatly depending on how the appliance is operated.</p><p> </p><p>Any publicly available resources we have used to inform our analysis of the proposals in the consultation will be made available with the Government response.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 265473 more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T12:58:17.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T12:58:17.057Z
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4098
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1132522
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Packaging: Recycling more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the recycling symbol is (a) highly visible, (b) unambiguous and (c) on the front of packaging. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 265465 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>On 18 February the Government published a consultation on changes to the producer responsibility regime for packaging. As part of this consultation we have proposed a mandatory UK-wide labelling scheme which would require producers to clearly label their packaging as ‘recyclable’ or ‘not-recyclable’. This proposal will ensure the packaging labelling scheme will be: (a) highly visible, (b) unambiguous and (c) on the front of packaging.</p><p> </p><p>The consultation closed on 13 May and we are currently analysing the responses. A summary of responses will be published in due course.</p><p> </p><p>The details of the proposed mandatory packaging labelling scheme, such as the design of the label, will be subject to further consultation.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T13:30:50.207Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T13:30:50.207Z
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4098
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1132551
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Solid Fuels: Heating more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his Department's consultation on cleaner domestic burning of solid fuels and wood in England, if he will place in the Library copies of reports and datasets on the gluing agents used in the manufacture of smokeless briquettes and the toxic pollutants these gluing agents release when burnt on open domestic fires being considered in that consultation; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 265473 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>I refer my Hon Friend to the reply previously given on 8 April 2019 to PQ 238630.</p><p> </p><p>Our assessments of emissions of pollutants from domestic combustion sources use a range of data but are based on established international reporting. The range of fuels and appliances used in the UK is large and emissions from each combination vary greatly depending on how the appliance is operated.</p><p> </p><p>Any publicly available resources we have used to inform our analysis of the proposals in the consultation will be made available with the Government response.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 265472 more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T12:58:17.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T12:58:17.137Z
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4098
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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1565
star this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1132583
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Nappies more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 May 2019 to Question 249993 on Nappies: Recycling, when the Government plans to publish its research on nappies in relation to the relative energy, water and waste impacts of the alternatives. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 265616 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>We are currently engaging with those with an interest in nappies to understand developments in systems and products as well as recent industry studies which will help inform the scope of the research required. There is no estimated date for publication at this stage.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T13:24:01.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T13:24:01.393Z
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4098
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1132840
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Inland Waterways and Rivers: Pollution Control more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to clean up rivers and waterways to ensure that they are safe habitats for (a) wildlife and (b) recreational swimmers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
star this property uin 266165 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Current updated River Basin Management Plans, published in 2016, provide the framework for protecting and improving the water environment for wildlife, people and the economy for the period up to 2021. Plans for England confirm over £3 billion of investment by 2021, leading to improvements in at least 680 water bodies, with an overall target to enhance at least 5000 miles of waters by 2021. These plans will be reviewed and updated in 2021 to take account of progress that has been made and what can be achieved by 2027.</p><p> </p><p>Over the last two decades there have been significant improvements in water quality in rivers. Independent analysis of Environment Agency (EA) data by the University of Cardiff in 2014 showed that wildlife such as Atlantic salmon, mayflies, and dippers dependent on cleaner waters have been progressively recolonising in England's urban rivers over this 20 year period. However, there is still more to do to improve river habitats and to protect the environment from deterioration in the future.</p><p> </p><p>For recreational swimmers, there are over 400 locations in England formally designated as bathing waters which are managed to meet stringent water quality standards to protect health. The EA monitors these waters throughout the bathing season (May to September), investigates pollution sources and works with partners to reduce pollution risks. The EA also issues daily forecasts of bathing water during the bathing season on the internet to help inform bathers of pollution risks. In 2018, 97.9% of bathing waters met minimum standards sufficient for bathing and 67.1% met even more stringent standards.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T14:31:59.237Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T14:31:59.237Z
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4098
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this