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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 14 January 2010

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Flood and Water Management Bill


 

[fifth and sixth SittingS]


 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Withdrawn  95

 

Clause  9,  page  6,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

A lead local flood authority must gain the approval of the local flood risk

 

management strategy by its regional flood and coastal committee as established

 

in section 22.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Negatived on division  94

 

Clause  9,  page  6,  line  24,  leave out from second ‘risk’ to end of line 27 and insert

 

‘of any kind in a defined geographical area such as a district or unitary authority area.’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Withdrawn  10

 

Clause  9,  page  6,  line  37,  after ‘the’, insert ‘revised’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Withdrawn  32

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  1,  leave out ‘must be consistent with’ and insert ‘must have

 

regard to’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Withdrawn  12

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

water companies.’.

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Not called  23

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

the relevant sewerage undertaker(s).’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 14 January 2010        

10

 

Flood and Water Management Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Martin Horwood

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Not called  116

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

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

 

opinion of the lead local flood authority, to be directly affected by flood

 

and coastal erosion.’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Withdrawn  29

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

‘(10)    

The Minister shall as soon as possible instigate, publish and have regard to a

 

review undertaken by a panel of independent persons pertaining to the costs

 

which will be incurred by local authorities in implementing the provisions of this

 

Clause before the Clause is commenced.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Not called  113

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  16,  at end add—

 

‘(10)    

The Secretary of State shall as soon as possible instigate, publish and have regard

 

to a review undertaken by a panel of independent persons, including

 

representatives from local authorities, universities, professional institutions and

 

other bodies as the Secretary of State deems appropriate, pertaining to the training

 

that will be required for the lead local flood authorities to undertake the functions

 

conferred under this section before this section is commenced.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Not called  97

 

Clause  10,  page  7,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

A lead local flood authority must gain the approval of the local flood risk

 

management strategy by its regional flood and coastal committee as established

 

in section 22.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Not called  96

 

Clause  10,  page  7,  line  21,  leave out from second ‘risk’ to end of line 24 and insert

 

‘of any kind in a defined geographical area such as a district or unitary authority area.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 14 January 2010        

11

 

Flood and Water Management Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Martin Horwood

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Not called  117

 

Clause  10,  page  8,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘(b)    

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

 

opinion of the lead local flood authority, to be directly affected by flood

 

and coastal erosion.’.

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Not called  24

 

Clause  10,  page  8,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

the relevant sewerage undertaker(s).’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Withdrawn  98

 

Clause  10,  page  8,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

‘(8A)    

Two or more lead local authorities sharing a common landscape area or water

 

catchment area may work together to produce a shared landscape-scale local

 

flood management strategy in their area.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

Agreed to  49

 

Clause  11,  page  8,  line  18,  leave out subsection (1) and insert—

 

‘(1)    

In exercising its flood and coastal erosion risk management functions, an English

 

risk management authority must—

 

(a)    

act in a manner which is consistent with the national strategy and

 

guidance, and

 

(b)    

except in the case of a water company, act in a manner which is consistent

 

with the local strategies and guidance.’.

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Martin Horwood

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Withdrawn  118

 

Clause  11,  page  8,  line  20,  leave out ‘consistent with’ and insert ‘have regard to’.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

Agreed to  50

 

Clause  11,  page  8,  line  27,  leave out from ‘exercising’ to ‘must’ and insert ‘a flood

 

or coastal erosion risk management function in relation to an area in England, a water

 

company’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 14 January 2010        

12

 

Flood and Water Management Bill, continued

 
 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

Agreed to  51

 

Clause  11,  page  8,  line  29,  leave out paragraph (a).

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Martin Horwood

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Not called  119

 

Clause  11,  page  8,  line  29,  leave out ‘consistent with’ and insert ‘have regard to’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Negatived on division  11

 

Clause  11,  page  8,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

be consulted on all major new developments and their waste water

 

capacity’.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

Agreed to  52

 

Clause  11,  page  8,  line  33,  leave out ‘a risk management authority for an area in

 

England’ and insert ‘an English risk management authority’.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

Agreed to  53

 

Clause  11,  page  8,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

A cross-border internal drainage board for an internal drainage district that is

 

mainly in Wales must—

 

(a)    

act in a manner which is consistent with the local strategies and guidance,

 

and

 

(b)    

have regard to the national strategy and guidance.

 

(4B)    

Subsection (4A) does not affect the duties of a cross-border internal drainage

 

board under section 12.’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

Agreed to  54

 

Clause  12,  page  9,  line  6,  leave out subsection (1) and insert—

 

‘(1)    

In exercising its flood and coastal erosion risk management functions, a Welsh

 

risk management authority must—

 

(a)    

act in a manner which is consistent with the national strategy and

 

guidance, and

 

(b)    

except in the case of a water company, act in a manner which is consistent

 

with the local strategies and guidance.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 14 January 2010        

13

 

Flood and Water Management Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Martin Horwood

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Not called  120

 

Clause  12,  page  9,  line  8,  leave out ‘consistent with’ and insert ‘have regard to’.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

Agreed to  55

 

Clause  12,  page  9,  line  10,  leave out from ‘exercising’ to ‘must’ and insert ‘a flood

 

or coastal erosion risk management function in relation to an area in Wales, a water

 

company’.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

Agreed to  56

 

Clause  12,  page  9,  line  12,  leave out paragraph (a).

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

Agreed to  57

 

Clause  12,  page  9,  line  16,  leave out ‘risk management authority for an area in

 

Wales’ and insert ‘Welsh risk management authority’.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

Agreed to  58

 

Clause  12,  page  9,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

A cross-border internal drainage board for an internal drainage district that is

 

mainly in England must—

 

(a)    

act in a manner which is consistent with the local strategies and guidance,

 

and

 

(b)    

have regard to the national strategy and guidance.

 

(3B)    

Subsection (3A) does not affect the duties of a cross-border internal drainage

 

board under section 11.’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Withdrawn  13

 

Clause  13,  page  9,  line  35,  leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘must’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Not called  99

 

Clause  13,  page  9,  line  42,  at end insert ‘group of risk management authorities

 

working together, or’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 14 January 2010        

14

 

Flood and Water Management Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Martin Horwood

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Withdrawn  121

 

Clause  14,  page  10,  line  25,  leave out ‘provide information in connection with’ and

 

insert ‘such information as is reasonably necessary to perform’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Not called  100

 

Clause  14,  page  10,  line  25,  at end insert ‘reasonable’.

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Martin Horwood

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Not called  122

 

Clause  14,  page  10,  line  34,  after ‘request’, insert ‘or such other form or manner as

 

may be sufficient to convey the information’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Withdrawn  14

 

Clause  14,  page  10,  line  35,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

subject to any reasonable confidentiality restrictions.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Withdrawn  101

 

Clause  15,  page  11,  line  23,  leave out ‘the Minister,’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Not called  15

 

Clause  15,  page  11,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

‘(9A)    

Any instrument (regulation or order) under this section may not be made unless

 

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

 

Parliament.’.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

Agreed to  79

 

Clause  15,  page  11,  line  28,   leave out ‘authorities in England’ and insert—

 

‘(i)    

lead local flood authorities for areas in England, and

 

(ii)    

the Environment Agency in respect of a failure to comply with a

 

request in connection with a flood or coastal erosion risk

 

management function in relation to England.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 14 January 2010        

15

 

Flood and Water Management Bill, continued

 
 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

Agreed to  80

 

Clause  15,  page  11,  line  30,  leave out ‘authorities in Wales’ and insert—

 

‘(i)    

lead local flood authorities for areas in Wales,

 

(ii)    

the Environment Agency in respect of a failure to comply with a

 

request in connection with a flood or coastal erosion risk

 

management function in relation to Wales, and

 

(iii)    

the Welsh Ministers.’.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

Agreed to  81

 

Clause  15,  page  11,  line  31,  at end add—

 

‘(11)    

A reference in this section to an authority includes a reference to the Welsh

 

Ministers.’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 16Agreed to.

 

[Adjourned until Tuesday 19 January at 10.30 am


 
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