MPs debate the water quality of Britain’s rivers

Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran today said the government needs to undertake more action to “keep water safe”.

In a debate on bathing water status for the river Thames in Oxford, the MP for Oxford West and Abingdon said “our rivers should be places of protected picturesque beauty, not low-cost avenues for getting rid of sewage and biodiversity”.

Responding for the government, environment minister Rebecca Pow stressed the government “has made improving our water quality an absolute priority.”