Philip Dunne, Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee, leads a debate on the Government’s spending plans for action on climate change and decarbonisation and, as rising fuel costs leads to soaring public interest in energy efficiency measures, he calls for bolder incentive schemes to make the most of this opportunity to deliver the UK’s climate goals.
Philip Dunne questions the Government on efforts to ensure that new development does not overload existing water treatment infrastructure and calls for water companies to become statutory consultees for local authorities so their views on water treatment capacity are sought before local authorities grant consent for significant developments.
Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions, Philip Dunne calls on the NHS to speed up the decision-making process for capital funding as delays to the NHS Transformation Programme in Shropshire are holding back hospital services.
Philip Dunne opens a Backbench Business debate on the Government’s strategic priorities for Ofwat which offers the Government a real opportunity to use Ofwat to refocus water companies’ priorities towards the environment and improving water quality in our rivers and waterways.
In the final session before the end of the 2021-22 Parliamentary session, Philip Dunne, Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee, calls on the Government to publish today the overdue Government response to the Committee’s report on Water Quality in Rivers.
Philip Dunne welcomes Government ambitions to raise the solar power renewable energy contribution from 14 GW to 70 GW and calls on the Government to build on the work to remove VAT on solar panel installation to be extended to electricity storage products in domestic homes.