Rivers Authorities and Land Drainage Bill - Second Reading

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 6:34 pm on 16th May 2019.

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Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell Conservative 6:34 pm, 16th May 2019

My Lords, I want to say a very big thank you to all noble Lords who contributed to this remarkably well-informed and highly technical debate. I greatly appreciate this support and the very kind personal comments people have made.

I am confident that the debate will continue to be as good natured as it has been today as the Bill passes through your Lordships’ House. I noted, as did my noble friend Lord Younger, the incredibly large number of detailed and thoughtful questions that came out of this debate. I thank him for handling them so well on behalf of the Bill’s sponsors. I also thank the Government for their support. Your Lordships’ contributions have emboldened me to push ahead with my Bill and I ask the House to confirm its support.

Bill read a second time and committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

House adjourned at 6.36 pm.