Water APPG

First Registered: 23/12/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To provide a focus for members to monitor government and regulatory policy and maintain a dialogue with consumers and those with an interest or a duty in relation to the environment and the water industry.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Water

1. Report - Water supply and demand management
25/03/2020 - National Audit Office

Found: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Water supply and demand management HC 107 SESSION 2019Œ2021

2. Water and sewerage companies in England: environmental performance report 2019
02/10/2020 - Environment Agency (EA)
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Found: amber 100 green 99 amber <99 red Anglian Water 35 1.6 98.6 71 100 99 ** Northumbrian

3. Water meters: the rights of customers and water companies
27/06/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Number CBP 7342, 27 June 2019 Water meters: the rights of customers and water companies By Georgina Hutton

4. Summary - Water supply and demand management
25/03/2020 - National Audit Office

Found: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Water supply and demand management HC 107 SESSION 2019Œ2021

5. Wales or Northern Ireland
28/05/2020 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water Regulation s in Wales and

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Water

1. Water Industry
10/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: I beg to move,That the draft Water Industry (Specified Infrastructure Projects) (English Undertakers) - Speech Link
2: a device to prevent the additional provision of water capacity, which is much-needed in the south-east - Speech Link

2. Water Industry (Specified Infrastructure Projects) (English Undertakers) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
08/06/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: instrument before you is a simple amendment to the Water Industry (Specified Infrastructure Projects) (English - Speech Link

3. Southern Water
28/10/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: principally affected.I want to concentrate on water because it illustrates a wider problem, because - Speech Link
2: drainage disposal, but about access to safe drinking water, which I understand may be a problem in the right - Speech Link
3: her front garden has been regularly flooded with water containing sewage, toilet paper and other waste - Speech Link

4. National Policy Statement for Water Resources Infrastructure 2018
11/04/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: securing reliable drinking water supplies, for growing food, for energy production and other industry, - Speech Link

5. Environment Bill (Sixteenth sitting)
17/11/2020 - Public Bill Committees

1: should acknowledge that water companies have made significant steps. The water company in my constituency - Speech Link
2: first read it, I was rather confused, but it is the water quality and impact of the discharges of the sewerage - Speech Link
3: the taskforce and our new statutory drainage and water management plans will be a sizeable reduction in - Speech Link
4: approach used for water resources management planning, to which I referred earlier. The Water Resources Management - Speech Link
5: defined in the Water Industry Act 1991 in a way that covers all relevant aspects of waste water. She also - Speech Link

6. Water Industry
22/01/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered the future of the water industry in England and Wales.Customers and - Speech Link
2: Friend agree that the rather poor practices of some water companies have led to widespread public disillusionment - Speech Link
3: union movement’s particular campaign issues.Water companies have become a desirable global financial - Speech Link

7. Degraded Chalk Stream Environments
22/07/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: as they attempt to find alternative sources of water rather than chalk streams? What more does he feel - Speech Link
2: they are getting more abstracted, so even less water is going into our rivers.Let me give an example - Speech Link
3: and things are only going to get worse. Affinity Water serves the home counties north of London, as my - Speech Link

8. Flood Prevention: Rainwater Attenuation and Reservoirs
09/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: field adjacent to the River Leam—has been under water for many weeks now. When I travel here by train - Speech Link
2: also the failure to recognise the importance of water in our environment. In his April 2011 speech, David - Speech Link

9. Thames Water Reservoir at Abingdon
12/12/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered plans for a Thames Water reservoir at Abingdon.I am grateful for the - Speech Link

10. Rivers: Discharges
13/01/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: that the water companies are using these CSOs alarmingly frequently. The Guardian found that water companies - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Water
1. Water Supply: Conservation
asked by: Baroness Harris of Richmond
21/12/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps Ofwat has taken to promote water efficiency in the non-household water retail marketplace.

2. Fracking
asked by: Baroness McIntosh of Pickering
09/07/2018
... and (2) injecting waste water back into the fracking well.

3. Water Supply
asked by: Royston Smith
17/05/2019
... how many water wholesalers operate in the water market.

4. Water Supply
asked by: Royston Smith
17/05/2019
... how many water retail suppliers operate in the water market.

5. Water: Pipelines
asked by: Baroness Byford
01/08/2019
...To ask Her Majesty's Government how many water leaks have been recorded by each water company in each of the last five years.

Latest Questions
10 Current APPG Officers
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering Portrait
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering
Co-Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Lord Wigley Portrait
Lord Wigley
Vice Chair
Plaid Cymru - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
3 APPG Memberships
Argentina , Hydrogen , Learning Disability
Baroness Pinnock Portrait
Baroness Pinnock
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Cricket , Tidy Britain
Baroness Golding Portrait
Baroness Golding
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Philip Dunne Portrait
Philip Dunne
Officer
Conservative - Ludlow
Joined: 24th February 2020
4 APPG Memberships
Bahrain , Dark Skies , Diabetes , Rural Services
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Alex Davies-Jones MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 4981.

Email: alex.daviesjones.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Emma Davies, Connect PA, Floor 3, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London SW1P 4QP. Tel: 020 7592 9592

Email: appwg@connectpa.co.uk

Secretariat:

Connect PA acts as the group's secretariat. https://connectpa.co.uk/

Group's Website:

https://connectpa.co.uk/water/

Benefits in Kind
Date
29 Jan 2020
Source
Connect PA
Description
Connect PA is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: Wessex Water, BPF Pipes Group, Affinity Water, Water UK.   From : 29/01/2020 To : 28/01/2021
Value
£15,001
Date
27 Jun 2019
Source
Connect
Description
Connect is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: Wessex Water, Plastic Pipes Group, Affinity Water, Future Water Association, and Water UK.   From : 27/06/2019 To : 26/06/2020
Value
£28,501
Date
27 Jun 2018
Source
Connect
Description
Connect is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: Wessex Water, Plastic Pipes Group, Affinity Water, Major Energy User Council, Water UK, and WWF.   From : 27/06/2018 To : 26/06/2019
Value
£21,001
Date
27 Jun 2017
Source
Connect
Description
Connect is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: Wessex Water, Plastic Pipes Group, Affinity Water, Major Energy User Council, Water UK, and WWF.   From : 27/06/2017 To : 26/06/2018
Value
£21,001
Date
27 Jun 2017
Source
Connect
Description
Secretariat   From : 27/06/2017 To : 26/06/2018
Value
£21,001
Date
7 Feb 2017
Source
Connect Communications
Description
Connect Communications is paid by Affinity Water, Gemserv, Future Water Association, Northumbrian Water, and Wessex Water to act as the group's secretariat.   From : 07/02/2017 To : 07/02/2018
Value
£16,501
Date
17 Nov 2015
Source
Connect Communications
Description
Connect Communications is paid by Water UK, Future Water Association, Anglian Water, Wessex Water, Southern Water, Plastic Pipes Group, Gemserv, Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd to act as the group's secretariat.   From : 17/11/2015 To : 17/11/2016
Value
£22,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Water APPG

Former APPG Officers
Angela Smith Portrait
Angela Smith
Chair & Registered Contact
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Penistone and Stocksbridge
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Neil Parish Portrait
Neil Parish
Vice Chair
Conservative - Tiverton and Honiton
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
2 APPG Memberships
Cider , Wood Panel Industry
Earl of Selborne Portrait
Earl of Selborne
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Retired on 26 March 2020
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Young of Old Scone Portrait
Baroness Young of Old Scone
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 8th May 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Luke Pollard Portrait
Luke Pollard
Treasurer
Labour (Co-op) - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 29th August 2018
Earl of Selborne Portrait
Earl of Selborne
Treasurer
Non-affiliated - Retired on 26 March 2020
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships