De­mand for wa­ter foun­tains

The Herald - - POLITICS -

THE Com­mons cham­ber should be fit­ted with wa­ter foun­tains, a Labour MP has said.

Stephen Pound said he was “hor­ri­fied” to see carafes and glasses of wa­ter next to the despatch box.

MPS in­clud­ing Deputy Speaker Lind­say Hoyle said glasses were en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly, while an­other said wa­ter in plas­tic bot­tles was be­ing stopped across the par­lia­men­tary es­tate.

Eal­ing North MP Mr Pound, in an in­ter­ven­tion to Labour’s Su­san Elan Jones, said: “Would it not be an ex­cel­lent idea to have a wa­ter foun­tain ad­ja­cent to the Speaker’s chair, per­haps one op­po­site the two front­benches, with dis­pos­able biodegrad­able cups?”

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