South West Water: Brixham Contamination

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons am ar 20 Mai 2024.

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Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

I agree with the hon. Gentleman about the brilliant tourist offer, and there is work to do to support businesses, particularly in the hospitality trade, which will have been impacted by the reputational damage that the area has had as a consequence. I assure him that I made those points to South West Water. As I said in my statement, I have also spoken to it about compensation, which has moved, although there is further work to do, particularly with the business community. That is also why the investigation is so important, so that we get to the bottom of exactly what happened. That is important for residents who have had the disruption of the boil water notice, and for residents further afield.