Rivers Authorities and Land Drainage Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:33 pm on 8th February 2019.

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Photo of Michael Tomlinson Michael Tomlinson Conservative, Mid Dorset and North Poole 1:33 pm, 8th February 2019

I congratulate my hon. Friend on introducing this important Bill, which will help his constituents and many of ours. He said that flooding affects all four corners of this country. Perhaps the Minister may be able to pick this up, but the explanatory notes and the Bill’s territorial extent and application clause refer only to England. A subsequent subsection refers to the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament and so on, but will my hon. Friend or perhaps the Minister explain what will happen to the whole of the United Kingdom? My hon. Friend is bringing forward such important matters that the Bill should touch our whole United Kingdom.