Briefing on Stage 3 of the Flooding Bill

11th May 2009

The Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Bill already represents a significant improvement to flood management in Scotland. This LINK freshwater briefing looks at proposed amendments that would improve the Flood Risk Management Bill legislation still further at stage three.

The key amendments for stage 3 include strengthening provisions for the consideration of natural flood management, ensuring that Ministers provide adequate funds to responsible authorities and SEPA to implement the new Act, and addressing the issue of sustainability of the Water Industry Commission and Scottish Water.

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