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Sewage: Tourist Attractions

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 158875, tabled on 6 March 2023

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made with Cabinet colleagues of the impact of beach closures due to sewage release on the tourism industry.

Answered on

15 March 2023

Our Storm Overflows Evidence Project assessed the impact of sewage discharges on bathing waters and the social impact where knowledge and visibility of storm overflows causes public concern. We used this evidence to inform our Storm Overflows Discharge Reduction Plan.