provide for mandatory targets and timescales for the ending of sewage discharges into waterways and coastal areas; to make provision about the powers of Ofwat to monitor and enforce compliance with those targets and timescales; to require water companies to publish quarterly reports on the impact of sewage discharges on the natural environment, animal welfare and human health; to require the membership of water company boards to include at least one representative of an environmental group; and for connected purposes.
The Sewage Discharges Bill was a Ten Minute Rule Bill tabled by Tim Farron.Is this Bill currently before Parliament?
No. This Bill is not under active consideration by Parliament, as it was introduced during the previous 2021-22 Session.Whose idea is this Bill?
As a Private Members' Bill, this Bill represents the individual initiative of an MP (Tim Farron), not the Government.What type of Bill is this?
A Ten Minute Rule Bill is a process of tabling a bill, where an MP has 10 minutes to advocate for their legislation to the Commons and the Minister responsible.So is this going to become a law?
No. This Bill did not complete it's passage before the Session completed and is no longer before Parliament. However, it may have been re-introduced under a similar name in a subsequent Session.Would you like to know more?
Bill Progession through Parliament