Rivers Authorities and Land Drainage Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:28 pm on 8th February 2019.

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Photo of David Warburton David Warburton Conservative, Somerton and Frome 2:28 pm, 8th February 2019

I thank the Minister for his support and indeed for remembering his wet visit to Somerset four years ago. I also thank the Government and the shadow Minister for their support.

It was lovely to hear from so many hon. Members. It was interesting to hear the reflections of my hon. Friend Victoria Prentis about the winter of 2015-16. We also heard about trouble at t’mill from my hon. Friend James Cartlidge. My hon. Friend Peter Heaton-Jones was quite rightly envious of Somerset. It was also nice to hear my hon. Friend Kevin Foster forgo his customary forensic analysis in the case of this Bill.

I am grateful to everybody for their support, and I look forward to this level of consensus continuing as the Bill moves forward to its Committee stage.

Question put and agreed to.

Bill accordingly read a Second time; to stand committed to a Public Bill Committee (Standing Order No. 63).