Clause 42 - Main rivers in England and Wales

Part of Water Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 4:00 pm ar 10 Rhagfyr 2013.

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Photo of Thomas Docherty Thomas Docherty Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 4:00, 10 Rhagfyr 2013

I have given the Minister advance notice that he might need inspiration. I am sure that all Committee members have read the very helpful Library research paper that makes the point that clause 42 will make the Environment Agency responsible for river maps, as the Minister said, but clause 43 will mean that it no longer has to maintain maps of pipes and waterworks, which seems at first glance to be counterintuitive. Will the Minister explain why two different approaches to maps are being taken?