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Amendments to the Water Bill [HL]

Water Bill [HL]


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN GRAND COMMITTEE


 

Clause 7

 

THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH

Page 9, line 17, at end insert—
  "or for the purpose of alleviating imminent flooding of domestic or commercial property."
 

THE LORD WHITTY

Page 9, line 42, after "not" insert ", or is no longer,"
Page 10, leave out line 2
 

Clause 8

 

THE LORD WHITTY

Page 10, line 12, leave out "(5)" and insert "(6)"
Page 10, line 13, at end insert—
"(   )  In section 21 (minimum acceptable flows)—
(a)  in subsection (9), the words from "and in that subsection" to the end are omitted,
(b)  after subsection (9) there is added—
"(10)  In subsection (5) above, the reference to land drainage includes—
(a)  defence against water (including sea water), irrigation (other than spray irrigation), warping and the carrying on, for any purpose, of any other practice which involves management of the level of water in a watercourse; and
(b)  the provision of flood warning systems.""
Page 11, line 29, at end insert—
    "(8)  This section is subject to section 114 of the 1995 Act (delegation or reference of appeals)."
(   )  In section 114 of the Environment Act 1995 (c. 25) (power of Secretary of State to delegate or refer in connection with appeals), in subsection (2)(a)(v), for "or 191B(5)" there is substituted "191B(5) or 199A"."
 

Clause 15

 

THE LORD WHITTY

Page 18, line 42, at end insert "(but as if the existing licence were to continue without expiring)."
 

THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH

Page 19, line 7, at end insert—
"(4)  In subsection (3)(b) after "reasonable requirements" there is inserted "; and (c) meeting the established needs of abstractors not previously subject to licensing."."
 

Clause 19

 

THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH

Page 22, line 21, at end insert—
"(   )  In determining the period that a licence under this Chapter shall remain in force, the Agency shall take into account—
(a)  the life expectancy of any associated infrastructure works (existing and prospective); and
(b)  the costs of those works (actual and projected), and the period over which those costs may reasonably be expected to have to be recovered."
 

Clause 20

 

THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH

Page 23, line 15, at end insert—
"(5)  There shall be a presumption that any licence in respect of which the conditions of this section are met shall be renewed unless the Agency is able to show that revocation is necessary in order to protect any waters or underground strata, or any flora or fauna dependent on them, from serious damage."
 

Clause 23

 

THE LORD WHITTY

Page 28, line 20, after "shall" insert ", if the old licence was a full licence,"
 

Clause 24

 

THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH

Page 29, line 31, after ""abstractor")" insert ", such abstraction being subject to licence,"
 

Clause 34

 

THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH

Page 37, line 26, at end insert—
"(   )  Without prejudice to subsections (2) to (4), before—
(a)  making a modification to the conditions of an appointment pursuant to section 13;
(b)  making a reference to the Competition Commission pursuant to section 14;
(c)  giving any approval pursuant to section 143(6);
(d)  making any decision which falls within paragraphs (a), (b) or (e) of section 195A; or
(e)  making any proposal to a relevant undertaker limiting its charges for the supply of water, the provision of sewerage services or the reception, treatment or disposal of trade effluent,
  the Authority, the Secretary of State or the Assembly, as the case may be, shall consult the Council, and shall take into account any views expressed by the Council."
 

Clause 46

 

THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH

Page 56, leave out from beginning of line 41 to end of line 19 on page 57 and insert—
"(   )  In the exercise of its powers under this section, the Council shall have regard to the need for excluding from such a report, so far as that is practicable—
(a)  any matter which relates to the affairs of an individual, where the publication of that matter would or might, in the opinion of the Council, seriously and prejudicially affect the interests of that individual; and
(b)  any matter which relates specifically to the affairs of a particular body of persons, whether corporate or unincorporate, where publication of the matter would or might, in the opinion of the Council, seriously and prejudicially affect the interests of that body."
 

Clause 60

 

THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH

Page 77, line 11, at end insert—
"(   )  It shall be the duty of each abstractor to produce a drought plan."
 

Clause 69

 

THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH

Page 83, line 21, at end insert—
"(   )  in subsection (1) of section 1 (ambit of Act and interpretation) after "for navigations" there is inserted "and shall not include any reservoir which it is established poses negligible risk to public safety"."
 

Clause 72

 

THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH

Page 85, line 16, after "may" insert "after consultation with all interested parties"
 

Clause 76

 

THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH

Page 88, line 20, at end insert—
"(   )  The Secretary of State shall require appliances using water to be labelled so as to be clear to the purchaser the volume of water they may expect the appliance to require in order to fulfil the purpose for which it is purchased."
 

Clause 78

 

THE LORD WHITTY

Page 90, leave out lines 39 to 42
 

Clause 96

 

THE LORD WHITTY

Page 119, line 17, at end insert—
"(   )  A statutory instrument containing an order or regulations—
(a)  made by the Secretary of State under any provision of this Act except section 10 (but including section 97), and
(b)  which contains (or contain) provision amending or repealing any enactment,
  shall not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament."
Page 119, line 18, at beginning insert "Otherwise,"
Page 119, line 22, leave out subsection (3)

 
 
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24 March 2003