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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:08 am on 17th November 2016.

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Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons 11:08 am, 17th November 2016

I will draw my hon. Friend’s concern to the attention of the relevant Minister at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, but I can say to him that under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010, unitary authorities and county councils have a duty to be the lead local flood authority. That Act also requires all authorities to co-operate and exchange information.

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Brian Hulme
Posted on 20 Nov 2016 9:06 pm (Report this annotation)

I will ask David Nuttall soon if he has had a response from the relevant Minister clarifying the concern about who finances the clearing of offending culverts and if the financing is supported and provided by the relevant Govt. agency