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PART 4 E+WFLOOD AND COASTAL EROSION COMMITTEE

Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 (c. 67)E+W

18In the Schedule to the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960, in paragraph 1, after sub-paragraph (i) insert—E+W

(ia)the Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee established by section 26B of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010;.

Local Government Act 1974 (c. 7)E+W

19In section 25(1)(d) of the Local Government Act 1974, omit “for an area wholly or partly in England”.E+W

Water Resources Act 1991 (c. 57)E+W

20(1)The Water Resources Act 1991 is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In section 118(7)—

(a)before “means” insert—

(a)in relation to the Agency,;

(b)after “2010” insert— , and

(b)in relation to the NRBW, means Wales, within the meaning of section 158 of the Government of Wales Act 2006.

(3)In section 134(2), for “appropriate agency” substitute “ Agency ”.

(4)In section 138(3), after “relevant chargeable land” insert “ (where that land is in England) or by the NRBW (where the relevant chargeable land is in Wales) ”.

(5)In section 145, in the definition of “flood risk management region”—

(a)before “means” insert—

(a)in relation to the Agency,;

(b)after “2010” insert— , and

(b)in relation to the NRBW, means Wales, within the meaning of section 158 of the Government of Wales Act 2006.

(6)In Schedule 26, in paragraph 7, in the definition of “the relevant Minister”, in paragraph (a)(ii), omit “the whole or the greater part of which is”.

Land Drainage Act 1991 (c. 59)E+W

21In section 1(1)(a) of the Land Drainage Act 1991, after “2010)” insert “ or within Wales (within the meaning of section 158 of the Government of Wales Act 2006) ”.E+W

Environment Act 1995 (c. 25)E+W

22In section 6 of the Environment Act 1995—E+W

(a)in subsection (5), omit “and the Natural Resources Body for Wales' flood defence functions shall extend to the territorial sea adjacent to Wales”;

(b)after subsection (5) insert—

(5A)The flood defence functions of the Natural Resources Body for Wales extend to the territorial sea adjacent to Wales.

Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c. 36)E+W

23In Part 6 of Schedule 1 to the Freedom of Information Act 2000, after the entry for the Firearms Consultative Committee insert— “ Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee or Pwyllgor Llifogydd ac Erydu Arfordirol. ”E+W

Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Act 2005 (c. 10)E+W

24In Schedule 3 to the Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Act 2005, for “A Regional Flood and Coastal Committee for an area wholly or partly in Wales” substitute “ The Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee ”.E+W

Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (c. 29)E+W

25(1)The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In section 6, at the end insert—

(17)Wales” has the meaning given by section 158 of the Government of Wales Act 2006.

(3)In section 17(4), after “section 23(3)” insert “ for the Agency ”.

(4)In the italic cross-heading before section 22, after “Committees” insert “ for regions in England ”.

(5)In section 22—

(a)in subsection (1)—

(i)for “appropriate agency” substitute “ Environment Agency ”;

(ii)omit “and Wales”;

(iii)omit the words from “that is wholly or mainly in England” to the end of the subsection;

(b)in subsection (2)—

(i)for “Minister” substitute “ Secretary of State ”;

(ii)for “appropriate agency” substitute “ Agency ”;

(c)omit subsection (3).

(6)In section 23—

(a)in subsection (1)—

(i)in the opening words, for “appropriate agency” substitute “ Environment Agency ”;

(ii)in paragraph (a), for “appropriate agency” substitute “ Agency ”;

(iii)in paragraph (b), for “appropriate agency's” substitute “Agency's”;

(b)in subsections (2) to (4), for “appropriate agency” substitute “ Agency ”.

(7)In section 24, for “Minister” substitute “ Secretary of State ”.

(8)In section 25—

(a)in subsection (1)—

(i)in the opening words, for “Minister may direct the appropriate agency” substitute “ Secretary of State may direct the Environment Agency ”;

(ii)in paragraph (d), for “Minister” substitute “ Secretary of State ”;

(b)in subsection (2), for “appropriate agency” substitute “ Agency ”;

(c)in subsection (3), for “Minister” substitute “ Secretary of State ”.

(9)Omit sections 26 and 26A.

(10)In section 49(3), omit paragraph (c).

Public Bodies Act 2011 (c. 24)E+W

26(1)The Public Bodies Act 2011 is amended as follows.E+W

(2)In section 13—

(a)in subsection (1)—

(i)at the end of paragraph (b), insert “ or ”;

(ii)omit paragraph (d) and the “or” before it;

(b)omit subsection (4);

(c)omit subsections (8) and (9).

(3)In section 36(1), in the definition of “cross-border operator”—

(a)at the end of paragraph (za), insert “ or ”;

(b)omit paragraph (b) and the “or” before it.

Water Act 2014 (c. 21)E+W

27In Schedule 10 to the Water Act 2014, omit paragraph 18.E+W

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