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 Dan Rogerson Dan Rogerson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 4:00, 10 Rhagfyr 2013

We will look at this issue further when we debate clause 43, but main river maps determine whether a watercourse is a main river or an ordinary watercourse for flood risk management purposes. Such maps are still required. Clause 43 repeals the Environment Agency’s duty to keep maps of water mains. That information is maintained through other means and there are no records of requests to access it. The clause therefore removes a small duplication of effort by the agency.