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          (4)      In subsection (5), after “undertaker” there is inserted “or licensed water

supplier”.

  41      (1)      Section 203 (power to acquire information for enforcement purposes) is

amended as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (1), for the words from “that a company” to “section 18 above”

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there is substituted—

                    “(a)                      in the case of a company which holds an appointment as a

relevant undertaker, that the company—

                           (i)                          may be contravening, or may have contravened, any

condition of the appointment or any statutory or

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other requirement enforceable under section 18

above; or

                           (ii)                         may be causing or contributing to, or may have

caused or contributed to, a contravention by a

company holding a licence under Chapter 1A of Part

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2 of this Act of any condition of the licence or any

statutory or other requirement enforceable under

section 18 above; or

                    (b)                      in the case of a company which holds a licence under that

Chapter, that the company—

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                           (i)                          may be contravening, or may have contravened, any

condition of the licence or any statutory or other

requirement enforceable under section 18 above; or

                           (ii)                         may be causing or contributing to, or may have

caused or contributed to, a contravention by a

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company holding an appointment as a relevant

undertaker of any condition of the appointment or

any statutory or other requirement enforceable under

section 18 above,”.

          (3)      In subsection (7)—

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              (a)             after “this Act” there is inserted “or of a licence under Chapter 1A of

that Part”, and

              (b)             after “such an appointment” there is inserted “or licence”.

  42      (1)      Section 205 (exchange of metering information) is amended as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (1)—

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              (a)             in paragraph (a), for “relevant undertakers” there is substituted

“service providers”,

              (b)             in paragraphs (b) and (c), for “undertakers” there is substituted

“providers”,

              (c)             in paragraph (d), for “undertaker” there is substituted “provider”,

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and

              (d)             in the closing words, for “undertaker”, in both places where it

appears, there is substituted “provider”.

          (3)      In subsection (2)—

              (a)             for “relevant undertaker” there is substituted “service provider”,

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              (b)             for “such undertaker” there is substituted “such provider”, and

              (c)             for “the undertaker” there is substituted “the provider”.

 

 

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          (4)      For subsection (3) there is substituted—

              “(3)                The duties of a service provider under this section shall be

enforceable under section 18 above by the Authority.

              (4)                For the purposes of this section, the following are service

providers—

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                    (a)                   any relevant undertaker; and

                    (b)                   any licensed water supplier.”

  43      (1)      Section 206 (restriction on disclosure of information) is amended as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (3), at the end of paragraph (b) there is inserted “or by a

licensed water supplier of any of the duties imposed on it by or under this

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Act”.

          (3)      In subsection (5), in paragraph (a), after “undertaker” there is inserted “or

with the carrying on by a licensed water supplier of activities under its

licence”.

  44      (1)      Section 208 (directions in the interests of national security) is amended as

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follows.

          (2)      In subsections (1) and (2)—

              (a)             after “relevant undertaker” there is inserted “or licensed water

supplier”, and

              (b)             after “that undertaker” there is inserted “or supplier (as the case may

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be)”.

          (3)      In subsection (3), after “relevant undertaker”, in both places where it

appears, there is inserted “or licensed water supplier”.

  45      (1)      Section 213 (power to make regulations) is amended as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (1), after “section 8(1) or (2)” there is inserted “or 17D(8)”.

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          (3)      In subsection (2)(a), after “sewerage undertaker” there is inserted “or

licensed water supplier”.

  46      (1)      In section 219 (general interpretation), subsection (1) is amended as follows.

          (2)      In paragraph (a) of the definition of “customer or potential customer”, at the

end there is inserted “(other than a licensed water supplier)”.

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          (3)      In the definition of “water main”—

              (a)             after “water undertaker” there is inserted “or licensed water

supplier”; and

              (b)             after “of the undertaker” there is inserted “or supplier”.

          (4)      In the appropriate place there is inserted—

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                                ““licensed water supplier” shall be construed in accordance with

section 17B(9) above”.

  47      (1)      Schedule 2 (transitional provision on termination of appointments) is

amended as follows.

          (2)      In paragraph 1, in sub-paragraph (1), for “and (3)” there is substituted “to

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(3A)”.

          (3)      In that paragraph, in paragraph (a) of sub-paragraph (3), after “company”

there is inserted “holding an appointment under Chapter 1 of this Part”.

 

 

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          (4)      In that paragraph, after that sub-paragraph there is inserted—

          “(3A)                                   The third case in which this Schedule applies is where—

                      (a)                     the High Court has made a special administration order in

relation to any company which is a qualifying licensed

water supplier (“the transferor”); and

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                      (b)                     it is proposed that on and after the relevant date another

company (“the transferee”) should carry on activities

relating to the introduction or introductions of water

mentioned in section 23(6)(b) of this Act which were

carried on by the transferor until that date.”

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          (5)      In that paragraph, in sub-paragraph (4)—

              (a)             in paragraph (b) of the definition of “the relevant date”, after “sub-

paragraph (3)” there is inserted “or (3A)”, and

              (b)             there are inserted in the appropriate places—

                                      ““other relevant companies” means any companies, other than

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the transferor and the transferee, which are likely on or at

a time after the relevant date to be holding appointments

as water undertakers for any area in which, or in part of

which, the activities relating to the introduction or

introductions of water mentioned in section 23(6)(b) of this

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Act will be carried on by the transferee;”

                                      ““transferor” and “transferee” shall be construed in accordance

with sub-paragraph (3A) above;”.

          (6)      In paragraph 2, after sub-paragraph (7) there is inserted—

          “(7A)                                   In a case specified in paragraph 1(3A) above—                  

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                      (a)                     the preceding provisions of this paragraph shall have

effect as if—

                             (i)                            any reference to the existing appointee were a

reference to the transferor;

                             (ii)                           any reference to the new appointee were a

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reference to the transferee; and

                             (iii)                          any reference to other appointees were a reference

to other relevant companies; and

                      (b)                     sub-paragraph (6) above shall have effect as if the reference

to functions were, in relation to a company which is a

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licensed water supplier, a reference to activities authorised

by its licence and any statutory functions imposed on it in

consequence of its licence.”

          (7)      In paragraph 3, after sub-paragraph (6) there is inserted—

          “(7)                                   In a case specified in paragraph 1(3A) above the preceding

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provisions of this paragraph shall have effect as if—

                      (a)                     any reference to the existing appointee were a reference to

the transferor;

                      (b)                     any reference to the new appointee were a reference to the

transferee; and

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                      (c)                     any reference to other appointees were a reference to other

relevant companies.”

 

 

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          (8)      After paragraph 4 there is inserted—

“Exclusion of transfer of licence

          4A                  Where a scheme under this Schedule is made in the case specified

in paragraph 1(3A) above, the scheme may not provide for the

transfer to the transferee of the licence under Chapter 1A of Part 2

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of this Act which is held by the transferor.”

          (9)      In paragraph 5, after sub-paragraph (2) there is inserted—

          “(3)                                   In a case specified in paragraph 1(3A) above—

                      (a)                     sub-paragraph (2) above shall have effect as if—

                             (i)                            any reference to the existing appointee were a

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reference to the transferor;

                             (ii)                           any reference to the new appointee were a

reference to the transferee; and

                             (iii)                          any reference to any other appointee or appointees

were a reference to any other relevant company or

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companies; and

                      (b)                     paragraph (g) of that sub-paragraph shall have effect as if

the reference to two or more such appointees as are

mentioned in paragraph (f) of that sub-paragraph were a

reference to two or more such persons as are mentioned in

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that paragraph (as it has effect by virtue of paragraph (a)

above).”

          (10)     In paragraph 6, after sub-paragraph (8) there is inserted—

          “(9)                                   In a case specified in paragraph 1(3A) above, the preceding

provisions of this paragraph shall have effect as if—

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                      (a)                     any reference to the existing appointee were a reference to

the transferor; and

                      (b)                     any reference to the new appointee were a reference to the

transferee.”

  48      (1)      Schedule 3 (special administration orders) is amended as follows.

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          (2)      In paragraph 4—

              (a)             in paragraph (a), at the end there is inserted “or a licence under

Chapter 1A of that Part”, and

              (b)             in paragraph (b), at the end there is inserted “or licence”.

          (3)      In paragraph 10(2)—

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              (a)             after “1991” there is inserted “or its licence under Chapter 1A of that

Part”; and

              (b)             after “that appointment” there is inserted “or licence”.

  49       In Schedule 7 to the Competition Act 1998 (c. 41), in paragraph 19A(9), in the

definition of “special reference group”, in paragraph (g), for “or 14” there is

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substituted “, 14 or 17K”.

  50      (1)      The Enterprise Act 2002 (c. 40) is amended as follows.

          (2)      In section 168 (regulated markets)—

 

 

Water Bill [HL]
Schedule 9 — Repeals
Part 1 — Abstraction and impounding

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              (a)             after subsection (3)(f) there is inserted—

                           “(ff)                             modifying the conditions of a licence granted under

Chapter 1A of Part 2 of the Act of 1991 or modifying

the terms and conditions of an agreement under

section 66D of that Act;”; and

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              (b)             after subsection (4)(f) there is inserted—

                           “(ff)                             in relation to a licence granted under Chapter 1A of

Part 2 of the Act of 1991 or an agreement under

section 66D of that Act, the duties of the Authority

under section 2 of that Act or under that section and

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section 66D of that Act (as the case may be);”.

          (3)      In section 249 (special administration regimes), in subsection (1), after

paragraph (a) there is inserted—

                    “(aa)                      a company holding a licence under Chapter 1A of that Part

(licensing of water suppliers),”.

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Schedule 9

Section 93(2)

 

Repeals

Part 1

Abstraction and impounding

 

Short title and chapter

Extent of repeal

 

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Water Resources Act 1991

In section 25(2), the words “, in circumstances

 
 

(c. 57)

not constituting such a contravention,”.

 
  

Section 28.

 
  

Section 29(3).

 
  

Sections 30 and 31.

 

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Section 33.

 
  

Section 36.

 
  

Section 39(3).

 
  

In section 47, in subsection (1), the words “to

 
  

abstract water”; and subsection (3).

 

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Sections 49 and 50.

 
  

Section 52(8).

 
  

Section 223.

 
 

 

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Part 3 — Miscellaneous and supplementary

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Part 2

New regulatory arrangements, etc

 

Short title and chapter

Extent of repeal

 
 

Water Industry Act 1991 (c. 56)

Section 1.

 
  

Section 12(3)(b)(i), (4) and (5).

 

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Section 14(8) and (8A).

 
  

Section 28.

 
  

Section 30.

 
  

Section 38A(4) and (5).

 
  

In section 39, in each of subsections (1)(b) and

 

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(3)(b), the word “and” at the end of sub-

 
  

paragraph (i).

 
  

Section 95A(4) and (5).

 
  

In section 96, in each of subsections (1)(b) and

 
  

(3)(b), the word “and” at the end of sub-

 

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paragraph (i).

 
  

Sections 193 and 194.

 
  

In section 195(2), the word “and” at the end of

 
  

paragraph (d).

 
  

Schedule 1.

 

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Schedule 4.

 
 

Utilities Act 2000 (c. 27)

In section 104(1), the word “or” at the end of

 
  

paragraph (a).

 

Part 3

Miscellaneous and supplementary

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Short title and Chapter

Extent of repeal

 
 

Parliamentary Commissioner

In Schedule 2, the entry relating to the Office of

 
 

Act 1967 (c. 13)

the Director General of Water Services.

 
 

Reservoirs Act 1975 (c. 23)

In section 22(1), the word “or” at the end of

 
  

paragraph (a).

 

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House of Commons

In Schedule 1, in Part 3, the entry relating to the

 
 

Disqualification Act 1975

Chairman of a customer service committee

 
 

(c. 24)

maintained under section 28 of the Water

 
  

Industry Act 1991, and the entry relating to

 
  

the Director General of Water Services.

 

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Northern Ireland Assembly

In Schedule 1, in Part 3, the entry relating to the

 
 

Disqualification Act 1975

Chairman of a customer service committee

 
 

(c. 25)

maintained under section 28 of the Water

 
  

Industry Act 1991, and the entry relating to

 
  

the Director General of Water Services.

 

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Water Act 1989 (c. 15)

Section 185(2)(a).

 
 

Environmental Protection Act

Section 78A(5)(c).

 
 

1990 (c. 43)

  
 

 

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Short title and Chapter

Extent of repeal

 
 

Water Industry Act 1991 (c. 56)

In section 44(5), the words “for any locality”.

 
  

In section 69, in subsection (2)(d), the words “by

 
  

that undertaker”; and in subsection (5), the

 
  

words “require a water undertaker”, and the

 

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word “and” at the end of paragraph (a).

 
  

In section 86(1), the words “as technical

 
  

assessors”.

 
  

In section 98(5), the words “in a particular

 
  

locality”.

 

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In section 101A(2), in paragraph (a), the words

 
  

from “each of which” to the end of the

 
  

paragraph; and in paragraph (c), the words

 
  

“in respect of which the condition specified in

 
  

paragraph (a) above is satisfied”.

 

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In section 102(1)(a), the word “or” at the end of

 
  

paragraph (a).

 
  

In section 103(1)(a), the word “or” at the end of

 
  

paragraph (a).

 
  

Section 104(6).

 

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Section 138(5).

 
  

In section 219(1), the definition of “the Director”.

 
 

Water Resources Act 1991

Section 66(2)(a).

 
 

(c. 57)

In section 71(4), “33”.

 
  

Section 77(4).

 

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Section 79A(8).

 
  

Section 125(2).

 
  

Sections 147 to 149.

 
  

In section 221(1), in paragraph (a)(ii) of the

 
  

definition of “flood defence provisions”, the

 

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words “147 to 149,”.

 
  

In Schedule 6, in paragraph 1(1), the words “(an

 
  

exemption order)”; paragraph 3(5); and the

 
  

word “exemption” wherever else it occurs.

 
  

In Schedule 10, in paragraph 11, in each of sub-

 

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paragraphs (2) and (3), the words “, subject to

 
  

sub-paragraph (4) below,”; sub-paragraph

 
  

(4); and in sub-paragraph (9), the words “(6)

 
  

or”.

 
 

Competition and Service

Section 50.

 

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(Utilities) Act 1992 (c. 43)

  
 

Environment Act 1995 (c. 25)

In Schedule 4, in paragraph 1(1), the word “or”

 
  

at the end of paragraph (a); and in paragraph

 
  

1(5), the word “and” at the end of paragraph

 
  

(b).

 

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Competition Act 1998 (c. 41)

In Schedule 7, paragraph 2(1)(d)(i).

 
 

 

 
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