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Water Act 2014

Section 85: Internal drainage boards: procedure for orders confirming reorganisation

297.Schedule 3 to the Land Drainage Act 1991 sets out the procedure to be followed when making certain orders, including those for the reorganisation of internal drainage boards (IDBs). IDBs are locally funded semi-independent statutory bodies responsible for water level management in areas of special drainage need. Section 85 amends Schedule 3 in respect of orders for the reorganisation of IDBs by inserting new paragraphs 4(1A) and 5(3A).

298.New paragraph 4(1A) removes the requirement for the Minister to publish a notice after an order has been made under section 3 for schemes in England and in Wales and thereby removes the 30 day advertising period in which a person affected by the order may present a memorial praying that the order should be subject to special parliamentary procedure.

299.New paragraph 5(3A) provides that an order made under section 3 for schemes in England and Wales will no longer be subject to special parliamentary procedure.

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