Business of the House
Miss Anne McIntosh (Vale of York) (Con):
On environmental protection, is the Leader of the House aware that today
The Flood Risk Regulations 2009, statutory instrument No. 3042, come
into force? They have not been consulted on or scrutinised by this House
or issued to all the relevant parties. Will she issue an apology to the
House? Will she castigate the Department for Environment, Food and Rural
Affairs for this? Will she assure us that these regulations will not
come into force today, and that they will be properly scrutinised and
properly consulted upon? They form part of the Flood and Water
Management Bill-she just announced that it will have its Second Reading
next week. The DEFRA Whip on the Treasury Bench-
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Mr. Speaker: Order. I am grateful to the hon. Lady. I think that there was a request for a statement next week somewhere in her remarks, but I did not readily identify it. I call the Leader of the House.
Ms Harman: We have just had DEFRA questions. I can reassure the hon. Lady, if she did not manage to raise her question with DEFRA Ministers, that all procedures were followed. Anyway, there is a debate on flood and water management next week, in which she might seek to catch Mr. Speaker's eye and to make her comments.