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Water Act 1989

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1(1)Subject to the following provisions of this Schedule and to any repeal made by this Act—

(a)for any reference in the 1976 Act (however framed) to any one or more water authorities there shall be substituted a reference to the Authority;

(b)for any reference in that Act to a regional land drainage committee there shall be substituted a reference to a regional flood defence committee;

(c)for any reference in that Act to a local land drainage scheme there shall be substituted a reference to a local flood defence scheme;

(d)for any reference in that Act to a local land drainage committee there shall be substituted a reference to a local flood defence committee; and

(e)for any reference in that Act to a local land drainage district there shall be substituted a reference to a local flood defence district.

(2)Subject as aforesaid, any function of a Minister of the Crown under any provision of the 1976 Act shall, in so far as immediately before the transfer date it is exercisable by different Ministers according to the water authority in relation to which it is exercised, be exercisable on and after that date concurrently by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and by the Secretary of State.

(3)Any function which is a function of a water authority immediately before the transfer date by virtue of any scheme or order made under the 1976 Act shall, subject to the provisions of that Act, be a function of the Authority on and after that date.

(4)In the 1976 Act, for the words “the main river”, wherever they occur (except where they occur in the expression “the main river map”), there shall be substituted the words “a main river”.

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