Commenting on the new amendment to the Environment Bill announced on Wednesday 27th October. Nick Gibb MP said:
“Following a robust debate in the House of Commons, I welcome the Government’s plans to bring forward a new legal requirement on water companies to secure a reduction in the impact of sewage discharges.
As I have said previously, the Environment Bill will be effective in tackling the unacceptable levels of sewage released into waterways and protecting our water quality.”
Notes to Editor
- Further details about the additional amendment to the Environment Bill can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/environment-bill-further-strengthened-to-tackle-storm-overflows