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Water Act 2003

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68Regional flood defence committees

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(1)Paragraph 1 of Schedule 4 to the Environment Act 1995 (c. 25) (which confers power to alter the areas of regional flood defence committees) is amended as follows.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1)—

(a)the “or” at the end of paragraph (a) is omitted, and

(b)after paragraph (b) there is inserted—

(c)establish a new regional flood defence committee for such area as may be specified in the order (other than by providing for the amalgamation of the area of any two or more such committees); or

(d)abolish a regional flood defence committee.

(3)In sub-paragraph (4)—

(a)after “committees” there is inserted “or otherwise establishing a new regional flood defence committee”,

(b)in paragraph (a), after “amalgamated” there is inserted “or new”.

(4)In sub-paragraph (5), the “and” at the end of paragraph (b) is omitted, and after that paragraph there is inserted—

(ba)in relation to the establishment or abolition of a regional flood defence committee for an area the whole of which is in Wales, the National Assembly for Wales;

(bb)in relation to the establishment or abolition of a regional flood defence committee for an area any part (but not the whole) of which is in Wales, the Secretary of State and the National Assembly for Wales acting jointly; and.

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