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Water Act 2003

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66Revocation of local flood defence schemes

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(1)The Environment Act 1995 (c. 25) is amended as follows.

(2)After section 18 there is inserted—

18APower to revoke local flood defence schemes

(1)The Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument revoke any local flood defence scheme.

(2)The power to make an order under this section shall include power to make such supplemental, consequential and transitional provision as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.

(3)The provision which may be made under subsection (2) above includes provision altering—

(a)the total number of members of the regional flood defence committee in whose area the local flood defence district created by the scheme was situated; and

(b)the total number of such members to be appointed by the constituent councils of that committee,

and subsections (7) and (8) of section 16 of this Act shall apply in relation to so much of an order under this section as is made by virtue of this subsection as they apply in relation to an order under subsection (5) of that section.

(4)Paragraphs 2 to 6 of Schedule 4 to this Act, apart from paragraph 3(3), apply in relation to an order under this section as they apply in relation to an order under that Schedule, reading references there to the relevant Minister as references to the Secretary of State.

(3)In section 17 (local flood defence schemes, etc), in subsection (3), for “section 18” there is substituted “sections 18 and 18A”.

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