Foord celebrates win as Govt agrees to end water company self-monitoring

24 Jan 2024
Richard Foord MP standing in front of parliament

Responding to the news that the Government is ending the practice of allowing water companies to collect and report on their own data on sewage discharges, Liberal Democrat MP Richard Foord said:

"I am delighted that Minister have agreed to adopt my proposal, which ends the farce of water companies marking their own homework on sewage spills.

“Now we need to see the Government go further and beef-up our regulators with the power to properly crack down on this negligence.

“These negligent firms have been allowed by the government to get away with this for so long and it must be addressed.

“I will not stop fighting to ensure that Conservatives hear the anger from people across the West Country.”

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