Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:41 pm on 22nd January 2018.

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Photo of Lord Jones Lord Jones Labour 4:41 pm, 22nd January 2018

My Lords, as ever, the Minister has made helpful and succinct introductory remarks to this statutory instrument, for which I thank him. Can he confirm that recently there have been changes at the top of the natural resources body for Wales? Is there a new director and a new chair? Are there any details he can give, either now or at a later date, about the principles of the chair and the director of that body in Wales? What is the extent of the contact and co-operation between the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales, bearing in mind that we now have devolved government operating in Cardiff? Can he say what his department’s experience is of dealing with our Government in Cardiff?