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House of Lords: Water

Volume 686: debated on Thursday 2 November 2006

asked the Chairman of Committees:

Whether he will consider changing the water offered in committee rooms to jugs of tap water, bearing in mind reports of the level of carbon dioxide emissions generated by the bottled water industry through transport.[HL7598]

The House began to use bottled water following a number of breakages of carafes and glasses which caused minor cuts, and injuries to staff. Given the limited time available for Committee Rooms to be prepared between meetings, the provision of bottled water is quicker and more sanitary than the filling and washing of carafes.