Hereford MP gets government backing over Wye pollution

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Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 4:15pm

By Gavin McEwan - Local Democracy Reporter

Hereford MP Jesse Norman has gained government support for the campaign to reduce pollution entering the River Wye in Herefordshire.

Local MP Jesse Norman has gained government support for the campaign to reduce pollution entering the River Wye in Herefordshire.

During questions in the Commons yesterday, Mr Norman asked Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab:

The House will know that the River Wye is one of the most beautiful rivers in our country and also a priceless national asset, yet it is being threatened by phosphate pollution.

Will my right honourable Friend press colleagues in the Government and in No. 10 to work with us to push the agencies and other interested bodies to a long-term integrated plan to clean up the River Wye?

Mr Raab replied:

Of course, the Government understand, and my right honourable Friend champions eloquently, the importance of the River Wye.

We will do everything we can to support him with preserving it for future generations.

Twitter user @RossonWyeRising responded:

Thank you for escalating this to the highest levels and shining a light on this travesty. A plan of action and investment is required to now make it happen.

Mr Norman wrote to heads of environmental agencies in June saying their response to the problem was “seriously inadequate”.

During questions in the Commons yesterday, Mr Norman asked Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab:

The House will know that the River Wye is one of the most beautiful rivers in our country and also a priceless national asset, yet it is being threatened by phosphate pollution.

Will my right honourable Friend press colleagues in the Government and in No. 10 to work with us to push the agencies and other interested bodies to a long-term integrated plan to clean up the River Wye?

Mr Raab replied:

Of course, the Government understand, and my right honourable Friend champions eloquently, the importance of the River Wye.

We will do everything we can to support him with preserving it for future generations.

Twitter user @RossonWyeRising responded:

Thank you for escalating this to the highest levels and shining a light on this travesty. A plan of action and investment is required to now make it happen.

Mr Norman wrote to heads of environmental agencies in June saying their response to the problem was “seriously inadequate”.

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