Flooding (Prevention and Insurance) Bill 2021-22


set national minimum requirements for flood mitigation and protection measures in new build public and private properties enforced by local planning authorities; to place reporting requirements on local and national government in relation to flood prevention measures; to establish a certification scheme for improvements to domestic and commercial properties for flood prevention and mitigation purposes and an accreditation scheme for installers of such improvements; to require insurers to take account of such improvements and any existing flood prevention and mitigation measures that were planning permission requirements when determining premiums; to extend eligibility to the Flood Reinsurance scheme under section 64 of the Water Act 2014 to small and medium-sized enterprises and homes built after 2009; and for connected purposes.

Private Members' Bill (under the Ten Minute Rule)

What is this Bill?

The Flooding (Prevention and Insurance) Bill is a Ten Minute Rule Bill tabled by Emma Hardy.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 16 November 2021 and is currently before Parliament.

Whose idea is this Bill?

As a Private Members' Bill, this Bill represents the individual initiative of an MP (Emma Hardy), not the Government.

What type of Bill is this?

A Ten Minute Rule Bill is a process of tabling a bill, where an MP has 10 minutes to advocate for their legislation to the Commons and the Minister responsible.

So is this going to become a law?

Ten Minute Rule Bills do not receive any legislative priority and will only become an Act of Parliament if there is unanimous consent of MPs.

However, the legislative proposal may be adopted by the Government, particularly if the proposed legislation can be implemented without a Bill.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Ten Minute Rule Bill, Private Members Bill, Process of a Bill

Sponsor: Emma Hardy (LAB)

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Next Event: 28 Jan 2022 - 2nd reading (Commons)

Last Event: 16 Nov 2021 - 1st reading (Commons)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons - 20%

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16/11/2021