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105 General functions with respect to flood defence.E+W

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(2)For the purpose of carrying out its flood defence functions the [F2Agency] shall from time to time carry out surveys of the areas in relation to which it carries out those functions.

(3)In the exercise of the powers conferred by the following provisions of this Part and the other flood defence provisions of this Act due regard shall be had to the interests of fisheries, including sea fisheries.

(4)Nothing in the following provisions of this Part or the other flood defence provisions of this Act shall prejudice or affect the provisions of Part V of this Act or the M1Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975 or any right, power or duty conferred or imposed by that Part or that Act.

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F1S. 105(1) repealed (subject to other provisions of the amending Act) (1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 25, s. 120(1)(3), Sch. 22 para. 146, Sch. 24 (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117); S.I. 1996/186, art. 3

F2Word in s. 105 substituted (subject to other provisions of the amending Act) (1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 25, s. 120(1), Sch. 22 para. 128 (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117); S.I. 1996/186, art. 3 (with art. 4)

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106 Obligation to carry out flood defence functions through committees.E+W

(1)Without prejudice to any scheme for the appointment of local flood defence committees and subject to subsection (2) below, the [F3Agency] shall arrange for all its functions relating to flood defence under the following provisions of this Act and the M2Land Drainage Act 1991 to be carried out by regional flood defence committees, so that those functions of the [F3Agency] are carried out—

(a)in relation to the area of each regional flood defence committee, by the committee for that area; and

(b)in cases involving the areas of more than one regional flood defence committee, by such committee, or jointly by such committees, as may be determined in accordance with arrangements made by the [F3Agency].

(2)The [F3Agency] shall not make arrangements for the carrying out by any other body, or by any committee, of any of its functions with respect to—

(a)the issuing of levies (within the meaning of the M3Local Government Finance Act 1988); or

(b)the making of drainage charges under Chapter II of Part VI of this Act;

and nothing in this section shall enable the [F3Agency] to authorise any such other body or any committee to borrow money for purposes connected with the [F3Agency’s] functions relating to flood defence.

(3)The [F3Agency] may give a regional flood defence committee a direction of a general or specific character as to the carrying out of any function relating to flood defence, other than one of its internal drainage functions, so far as the carrying out of that function appears to the [F3Agency] likely to affect materially the [F3Agency’s] management of water for purposes other than flood defence.

(4)It shall be the duty of a regional flood defence committee to comply with any direction under subsection (3) above.

(5)In subsection (3) above “internal drainage functions” means the functions of the [F3Agency] under sections 108, 139 and 140 below and the following provisions of the M4Land Drainage Act 1991, that is to say—

(a)sections 2 to 9 (transfer to the [F3Agency] and supervision by the [F3Agency]of the functions of internal drainage boards);

(b)sections 38, 39 and 47 (differential drainage rates and exemptions from such rates);

(c)sections 57 and 58(1) (provisions with respect to contributions by the [F3Agency] to the expenses of internal drainage boards and the expenses of the [F3Agency] as such a board).

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F3Words in s. 106 substituted (subject to other provisions of the amending Act) (1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 25, s. 120(1), Sch. 22 para. 128 (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117); S.I. 1996/186, art. 3

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C2S. 106 excluded (subject to other provisions of the amending Act) (1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 25, ss. 19, 120(2), Sch. 5 Pt. II para. 13(2), Sch. 23 Pt. II para. 23 (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117); S.I. 1996/186, art. 3

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