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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 19 January 2010

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Flood and Water Management Bill


 

[Seventh and Eighth SittingS]


 

Clause 17 Agreed to.

 


 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Negatived on division  17

 

Clause  18,  page  12,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

‘(5)    

The Agency must also publish on a quarterly basis its programme of regular

 

maintenance work carried out on main water courses.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Not selected  102

 

Clause  19,  page  12,  line  26,  after ‘authorities’, insert ‘and the Environment Agency

 

and Welsh Ministers’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Negatived on division  103

 

Clause  19,  page  12,  line  27,  after ‘authority’, insert ‘or the Environment Agency or

 

Welsh Ministers’.


 
 

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Flood and Water Management Bill, continued

 
 

Jessica Morden

 

Not called  42

 

Clause  19,  page  12,  line  27,  leave out ‘investigate’ and insert ‘take proportionate

 

action to clarify’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Not called  104

 

Clause  19,  page  12,  line  32,  after ‘authority’, insert ‘or the Environment Agency or

 

Welsh Ministers’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Not called  105

 

Clause  19,  page  12,  line  34,  at end add—

 

‘(c)    

lay the report before Parliament, or in Wales, the National Assembly for

 

Wales.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 20 Agreed to.

 


 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Negatived on division  26

 

Clause  21,  page  13,  line  21,  leave out subsection (1) and insert—

 

‘(1)    

A lead local flood authority must establish and maintain a register, which in

 

particular, must include information, including mapping, on—

 

(a)    

structures or features which, in the opinion of the authority, are likely to

 

have a significant effect on a flood risk in its area, and

 

(b)    

Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems in its area.

 

(2)    

A lead local flood authority must establish and maintain a record of information

 

in connection with any of the things specified in subsection (1), including

 

information about ownership and state of repair.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Not called  106

 

Clause  21,  page  13,  line  24,  leave out ‘and’ and insert ‘or are likely to have a

 

significant effect on public health and welfare if flooded, including—

 

‘(i)    

sites and structures critical to energy supply,

 

(ii)    

sites and structures critical to water processing and supply,

 

(iii)    

critical railway lines, roads and bridges,

 

(iv)    

telephone exchanges and other critical communications sites and

 

structures,

 

(v)    

general hospitals, and

 

(vi)    

any other local sites and structures considered critical by the

 

authority,’.


 
 

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Flood and Water Management Bill, continued

 
 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Not called  107

 

Clause  21,  page  13,  line  26,  at end insert ‘and state of resilience to possible failure

 

due to flooding or coastal erosion.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr John Grogan

 

Agreed to on division  156

 

Clause  23,  page  14,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

‘(2)    

The Agency may not implement the regional programme without the consent of

 

the Regional Flood and Coastal Committee for the region concerned.’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Withdrawn  108

 

Clause  24,  page  14,  line  29,  after ‘selection’, insert ‘, election’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Not called  109

 

Clause  24,  page  14,  line  30,  after ‘appoint’, insert ‘or elect’.

 

Mr John Grogan

 

Not called  157

 

Clause  24,  page  14,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

‘(2)    

In this section the Minister must ensure that—

 

(a)    

local authorities elect or appoint their own representatives, and

 

(b)    

representatives from local authorities form a majority on each

 

committee.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

Clauses 25 and 26 Agreed to.

 


 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Withdrawn  110

 

Clause  27,  page  15,  line  13,  leave out from ‘(1)’ to ‘; and’ in line 14.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

Agreed to  59

 

Clause  27,  page  15,  line  32,  leave out ‘flood and coastal erosion risk management


 
 

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Flood and Water Management Bill, continued

 
 

in England’ and insert ‘English authorities’.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

Agreed to  60

 

Clause  27,  page  15,  line  34,  leave out ‘flood and coastal erosion risk management

 

in Wales’ and insert ‘Welsh authorities’.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

Agreed to  61

 

Clause  27,  page  15,  line  35,  at end add—

 

‘(6)    

For the purposes of subsection (5)—

 

(a)    

an “English authority” is—

 

(i)    

a lead local flood authority, district council or highway authority

 

for an area in England, and

 

(ii)    

an internal drainage board for an internal drainage district that is

 

wholly or mainly in England;

 

(b)    

a “Welsh authority” is—

 

(i)    

a lead local flood authority or highway authority for an area in

 

Wales, and

 

(ii)    

an internal drainage board for an internal drainage district that is

 

wholly or mainly in Wales.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Negatived on division  111

 

Clause  27,  page  15,  line  35,  at end add—

 

‘(6)    

In this section “sustainable development” means development which enables all

 

people throughout the world to satisfy their basic needs and enjoy a better quality

 

of life, without compromising the quality of life of future generations, pursued in

 

an integrated way through a sustainable, innovative and productive economy that

 

delivers high levels of employment; and a just society that promotes social

 

inclusion, sustainable communities and personal wellbeing and will be done in

 

ways that protect and enhance the physical and natural environment, and use

 

resources and energy as efficiently as possible.’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Not selected  137

 

Page  15,  line  36,  leave out Clause 28.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Flood and Water Management Bill, continued

 
 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Withdrawn  138

 

Clause  29,  page  16,  line  23,  after ‘consult’, leave out to end of subsection (4) and

 

insert—

 

‘(a)    

the authorities that would be affected by it,

 

(b)    

the public.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 30 Agreed to.

 


 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Withdrawn  139

 

Schedule  1,  page  32,  line  5,  after ‘environment’, add ‘; including defined

 

geographical areas of landscape.’.

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Martin Horwood

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Not called  129

 

Schedule  1,  page  32,  line  7,  leave out ‘affects’ and insert ‘is likely to have a

 

material effect on’.

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Not called  25

 

Schedule  1,  page  32,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

    ‘(6)  

Condition 5 is that a designating authority may only designate infrastructure if

 

this does not compromise its primary purpose.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Negatived on division  140

 

Schedule  1,  page  32,  line  18,  after ‘authority’, insert ‘except where routine

 

maintenance or maintenance for safety purposes is required of a structure, and where

 

routine maintenance or use or good management is required of a natural or man-made

 

feature of the environment.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Not called  141

 

Schedule  1,  page  32,  line  36,  leave out ‘affect’ and insert ‘significantly increase’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Withdrawn  142

 

Schedule  1,  page  35,  line  24,  after second ‘the’, insert ‘reasonable’.


 
 

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Flood and Water Management Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Not called  160

 

Schedule  1,  page  35,  line  42,  after ‘consent’, insert ‘or conditions’.

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 

Clause 31 Agreed to.

 


 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Not called  4

 

Schedule  2,  page  39,  line  35,  after ‘of’, insert ‘re-instating’.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

Agreed to  64

 

Schedule  2,  page  40,  line  10,  leave out ‘Conditions 1 and 3 are satisfied’ and

 

insert—

 

‘(a)    

Conditions 1 and 3 are satisfied, or

 

(b)    

Conditions 1 and 4 are satisfied.’.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

Agreed to  65

 

Schedule  2,  page  40,  line  23,  leave out ‘carrying out’.

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

Agreed to  66

 

Schedule  2,  page  40,  line  25,  leave out paragraph (a).

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

Agreed to  67

 

Schedule  2,  page  40,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

‘(7A)    

Condition 4 is that the purpose of the work is to manage a flood risk in the

 

authority’s area from the sea and either—

 

(a)    

the work is within subsection (8)(a), (b) or (f), or

 

(b)    

the Environment Agency has consented to the work.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Withdrawn  143

 

Schedule  2,  page  40,  line  33,  after ‘structures’, insert ‘and natural or man-made

 

features of the environment’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Not called  5

 

Schedule  2,  page  40,  line  44,  after ‘of’, insert ‘re-instating’.


 
 

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Flood and Water Management Bill, continued

 
 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Not called  144

 

Schedule  2,  page  45,  line  38,  after ‘structures’, insert ‘and natural or man-made

 

features of the environment’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Not called  6

 

Schedule  2,  page  46,  line  3,  after ‘of’, insert ‘re-instating’.

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 32 Agreed to.

 


 

Angela Watkinson

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Question proposed  149

 

Schedule  3,  page  47,  leave out lines 36 to 39 and insert—

 

‘(1)    

In this Schedule “drainage system” means—

 

(a)    

a structure designed to receive rainwater except—

 

(i)    

a public sewer, or

 

(ii)    

a natural watercourse; and

 

(b)    

any lateral drain or sewer communicating with a drainage system.’.

 

[Adjourned until Thursday at 9.00 am


 
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