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Water Industry Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Water Industry Bill to be moved on Report in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 5
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
     Page 3, line 44, at end insert--
        ("(  )  The power to make regulations under this section shall only be exercised after consultation with all such bodies and persons as the Secretary of State considers it appropriate to consult in relation to the proposed regulations.
        (  )  No regulations shall be made under this section unless a draft of the regulations have been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament."")
 
  
Clause 6
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
     Page 4, line 25, at end insert--
        ("(3A)  Whenever it is not reasonably practicable to fix charges in respect of any premises by reference to the volume of water supplied, or to do so would involve the incurring by the undertaker of unreasonable expense, then the undertaker may instead fix charges in respect of those premises on the basis of the average consumption of water in premises of comparable size.")
 
     Page 4, line 28, after ("above") insert (", or in relation to subsection (3A) above,") 
     Page 4, line 31, leave out from beginning to end of line 21 on page 5 
  
Clause 7
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
     Page 6, line 14, at end insert (", or
    (c)  there would have been grounds for altering the rating valuation list under Part V of the General Rates Act 1967 (whether before or after the repeal of that Part) as it applied to the premises.")
 
     Page 6, line 25, at end insert--
        ("(5)  Any dispute arising under paragraph (c) of subsection (2) above may be referred to the Director for determination under section 30A above by any party to the dispute."")
 
 
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