Government fails to dodge sewage pollution defeat

The government failed to head off defeat in the House of Lords last night after peers voted overwhelmingly in favour of an amendment to the Environment Bill, which would place a duty on water firms to stop dumping raw sewage into rivers and seas.

by Rachel Salvidge
The Duke of Wellington's amendment will be debated in the House of Commons. Photograph: Robert Brook/Getty Images
The Duke of Wellington's amendment will be debated in the House of Commons. Photograph: Robert Brook/Getty Images

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