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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 12 January 2010

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Flood and Water Management Bill


 

[third and fourth SittingS]


 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Negatived on division  131

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  5,  leave out lines 5 and 6 and insert—

 

‘(1)    

“Flood” includes—

 

(a)    

any case where land not normally covered by water becomes covered by

 

water, or

 

(b)    

any case where water has rested just below the surface.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Not called  82

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  12,  after ‘waters,’, insert—

 

‘(da)    

groundwater.’

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Not called  83

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  12,  after ‘waters,’, insert—

 

‘(da)    

surface water flooding from whatever original source,’

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Negatived on division  84

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  leave out subsection (3).

 

Clause Agreed to.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 12 January 2010        

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Flood and Water Management Bill, continued

 
 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Withdrawn  132

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  11,  after ‘infrastructure’ insert ‘(above and below ground)’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Withdrawn  3

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  33,  before ‘maintaining’ insert ‘re-instating’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Withdrawn  85

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

‘(da)    

managing the use of land, natural habitats, woodland and other natural

 

landscape features with the result of reducing flood risk or reducing

 

erosion,’

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Withdrawn  7

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  2,  after ‘information’, insert ‘to all interested parties’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 4 and 5 Agreed to.

 


 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Withdrawn  8

 

Clause  6,  page  4,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

‘(g)    

any land owners with a relevant interest.’.

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Martin Horwood

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Not called  114

 

Clause  6,  page  4,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

‘(g)    

Natural England.’.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

Agreed to  43

 

Clause  6,  page  4,  line  33,  at end add—

 

‘(14)    

“English risk management authority” means—


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 12 January 2010        

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Flood and Water Management Bill, continued

 
 

(a)    

the Environment Agency,

 

(b)    

a risk management authority within subsection (13)(b), (c) or (f) for an

 

area that is wholly in England,

 

(c)    

an internal drainage board for an internal drainage district that is wholly

 

or mainly in England, and

 

(d)    

a water company that exercises functions in relation to an area in

 

England.

 

(15)    

“Welsh risk management authority” means—

 

(a)    

the Environment Agency,

 

(b)    

a risk management authority within subsection (13)(b), (c) or (f) for an

 

area that is wholly in Wales,

 

(c)    

an internal drainage board for an internal drainage district that is wholly

 

or mainly in Wales, and

 

(d)    

a water company that exercises functions in relation to an area in Wales.

 

(16)    

“Cross-border internal drainage board” means an internal drainage board for an

 

internal drainage district that is partly in England and partly in Wales.’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Not selected  86

 

Clause  7,  page  4,  line  35,  leave out ‘risk’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Withdrawn  87

 

Clause  7,  page  4,  line  37,  leave out ‘risk’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Not called  88

 

Clause  7,  page  4,  line  38,  leave out ‘risk’.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

Agreed to  44

 

Clause  7,  page  4,  line  40,  leave out ‘risk management authorities in England’ and

 

insert ‘English risk management authorities’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Not called  89

 

Clause  7,  page  4,  line  41,  leave out ‘risk’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Not called  90

 

Clause  7,  page  5,  line  1,  after ‘managing’, insert ‘all’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 12 January 2010        

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Flood and Water Management Bill, continued

 
 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Not called  91

 

Clause  7,  page  5,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

‘(ea)    

how the strategy and risk management functions are to be communicated

 

with a view to providing a single communication route for all members

 

of the public concerned about flooding,’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Not called  1

 

Clause  7,  page  5,  line  12,  leave out ‘objectives’ and insert ‘landscape scale

 

objectives, including how the strategy will protect biodiversity, semi-natural habitats and

 

encourage native woodland creation.’.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

Agreed to  45

 

Clause  7,  page  5,  line  15,  leave out ‘risk management authorities in England’ and

 

insert ‘the English risk management authorities’.

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Martin Horwood

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Withdrawn  115

 

Clause  7,  page  5,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

‘(b)    

bodies representing the owners and occupiers of land likely, in the

 

opinion of the Agency, to be directly affected by flood and coastal

 

erosion.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Not called  92

 

Clause  7,  page  5,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

‘(ba)    

national registered charities whose aims under section 2 (2)(i) of the

 

Charities Act 2006 include the advancement of environmental protection

 

or improvement,

 

(bb)    

Natural England,

 

(bc)    

Regional Flood and Coastal Erosion Committees as established under

 

section 22,’.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

Agreed to  46

 

Clause  7,  page  5,  line  23,  leave out ‘risk management authorities in England’ and

 

insert ‘English risk management authorities’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 12 January 2010        

7

 

Flood and Water Management Bill, continued

 
 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Not called  9

 

Clause  7,  page  5,  line  31,  leave out subsection (9) and insert—

 

‘(9)    

An approved strategy or guidance under this section may not be made unless a

 

draft has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of

 

Parliament.’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

Agreed to  47

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  38,  leave out ‘risk management authorities in Wales’ and

 

insert ‘Welsh risk management authorities’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Not called  2

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  9,  leave out ‘objectives’ and insert ‘landscape scale

 

objectives, including how the strategy will protect biodiversity, semi-natural habitats and

 

encourage native woodland creation.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Not called  93

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

The Welsh Ministers must consult—

 

(a)    

risk management authorities in Wales,

 

(b)    

the public,

 

(c)    

Welsh national registered charities whose aims under section 2(2)(i) of

 

the Charities Act 2006 include the advancement of environmental

 

protection or improvement,

 

(d)    

Countryside Council for Wales,

 

(e)    

Welsh Regional Flood and Coastal Erosion Committees as established

 

under section 22.’.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

Agreed to  48

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  15,  leave out ‘risk management authorities in Wales’ and

 

insert ‘Welsh risk management authorities’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

[Adjourned until Thursday at 9.00 am


 
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