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Welsh Affairs

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:49 pm on 27th February 2020.

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Photo of David Davies David Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, Assistant Whip 4:49 pm, 27th February 2020

Indeed, and I will not query that decision at the moment. I remember that taking place 20 years ago in the Welsh Assembly, and if Members are asking me to praise a nationalised, mutual industry, I am very happy to do it in the case of Dŵr Cymru today. I am a pragmatist.

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has obviously been meeting the various people involved, and we will continue to do that, but I should gently point out that the leader of Monmouthshire County Council made it clear to me that he did not want politicians going into the flooded areas during the emergency.