Water Industry Bill - continued        House of Lords

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SCHEDULE 3
 
  MINOR AND CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS
  PART I
  ENGLAND AND WALES
 
Water Industry Act 1991 (c. 56)
     1. In section 148(1) of the Water Industry Act 1991 (restriction on charging for metering), for "to be used" there is substituted "capable of being used".
 
     2. In section 149(2)(a) of that Act (further provision relating to charging by volume), for "in relation to which the meter is to be used" there is substituted "to which the meter relates".
 
     3. After section 150A of that Act there is inserted-
 
 

"Interpretation of Chapter I
Meaning of "consumer" in Chapter I.     150B. In this Chapter "consumer"-
 
 
    (a) in relation to the supply of water by a water undertaker to any premises, means a person who is for the time being the person on whom liability to pay charges to the undertaker in respect of that supply of water would fall, and
 
    (b) in relation to the provision of sewerage services in respect of any premises, means a person who is for the time being the person on whom liability to pay charges to the undertaker in respect of those services would fall."
     4. - (1) Section 195 of that Act (the Director's register) is amended as follows.
 
      (2) At the end of subsection (1) there is inserted "and of section 143 above".
 
      (3) After subsection (3) there is inserted-
 
 
    "(3A) The Director shall also cause to be entered on the register the provisions of any guidance given to him by the Secretary of State under section 143(7) above."
 
 
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