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To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with relevant water management bodies, including (1) water companies and, (2) the Association of Drainage Authorities, about (a) increasing the maintenance of water courses, (b) achieving integrated catchment management, and (c) increasing private sector investment in flood defences.
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering has declared the following interests relevant to this item of business.
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Vice President, Association of Drainage Authorities (ADA)