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Amendments to the Water Bill [HL]

Water Bill [HL]


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
ON REPORT


 

Clause 27

 

THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE DUKE OF MONTROSE

Page 32, line 26, at end insert—
"(   )  the licence holder has been informed of the nature of this serious damage and allowed a minimum of six months to devise a means of reducing it to the point where it is no longer serious."
 

Clause 34

 

THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE DUKE OF MONTROSE

Page 37, line 35, at beginning insert "regional"
Page 37, leave out lines 36 and 37
Page 38, line 3, at end insert—
"(   )  After the end of the period mentioned in subsection (6) above the Council may—
(a)  establish such committees on a non-regional basis as it considers appropriate;
(b)  allocate a licensed water supplier to any regional or non-regional committee as it considers appropriate."
 

Schedule 2

 

THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE DUKE OF MONTROSE

Page 124, leave out lines 9 to 12 and insert—
  "a representative of each of the four groups listed in section 27C"
 

Clause 36

 

THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE DUKE OF MONTROSE

Page 39, line 30, at end insert—
"(   )  The granting of a licence to a water supplier may require the payment by the licence holder of sums relating to any of the expenses mentioned in subsection (3)."
 

Clause 38

 

THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE DUKE OF MONTROSE

Page 43, leave out lines 37 to 39
Page 43, line 40, at end insert—
"(4)  In performing their duties under this Act, the Secretary of State, the Assembly and the Authority shall also have regard to the following—
(a)  the principles under which regulatory activities should be transparent, accountable, proportionate, consistent and targeted only at cases where action is needed;
(b)  the desirability of promoting and facilitating the development and use of effective forms of self-regulation;
(c)  any other principles appearing to them to represent the best regulatory practice;
(d)  the desirability of encouraging investment and innovation in the water industry;
(e)  the need to ensure that appointed companies are able to fund on reasonable terms all required investment programmes;
(f)  the need to apply to all appointed companies all determinations and conclusions of the Competition Commission (including all methodologies adopted by the Commission) which relate to any such company."
 

After Clause 39

 

THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE DUKE OF MONTROSE

Insert the following new Clause—
  "Coordinated Regulation
  After section 5 of the WIA there is inserted—
     "Part 1ACoordinated Regulation
      Coordinated Regulation
    (1)  In this section the Agency, the Authority, the Chief Inspector of Drinking Water and (if separately appointed) the Chief Inspector of Drinking Water for Wales and the Consumer Council for Water shall together be referred to as "the regulators".
    (2)  The Secretary of State, the Assembly and the regulators shall exercise all their statutory powers and duties, which relate to or may affect the water industry, in a coordinated manner.
    (3)  To that end, the Secretary of State, the Assembly and the regulators shall consult and cooperate with one another.""
 

Clause 43

 

THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE DUKE OF MONTROSE

Page 51, line 42, at end insert—
"(c)  a company holding a licence under Chapter 1A of this part,"
Page 52, leave out lines 4 and 5
 

Clause 47

 

THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE DUKE OF MONTROSE

Page 60, line 28, at end insert—
"(   )  An order under subsection (11) is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament."
Page 62, line 28, after "interest" insert ", at bank rate plus 1%,"
 

Clause 48

 

THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE DUKE OF MONTROSE

Page 63, line 10, leave out subsection (2)
 

Schedule 4

 

THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE DUKE OF MONTROSE

Page 131, line 5, at end insert—
      "In section 3(1)(d) after "undertaker" there shall be inserted "or licensed water supplier"."
Page 131, line 5, at end insert—
      "In section 3(2)(a)(i) after "undertaker" there shall be inserted "or licensed water supplier"."
Page 131, line 5, at end insert—
"(   )      In section 3(4) after "undertaker", the first time it occurs, there shall be inserted "or licensed water supplier"."
Page 131, line 5, at end insert—
"(   )      In section 3(4) after "undertaker", the second time it occurs, there shall be inserted "or licensed water supplier"."
Page 131, line 5, at end insert—
"(   )      In section 3(4) after "undertaker" there shall be inserted "or licensed water supplier"."
Page 132, line 3, leave out "does not authorise the company to introduce" and insert "may prohibit the company from introducing"
Page 156, line 17, at end insert—
    "(   )  cause damage or disturbance to green belt land or to land or property designated under any conservation notice or grade."
Page 158, line 22, at end insert—
    "(   )  cause damage or disturbance to green belt land or to land or property designated under any conservation notice or grade."
Page 160, line 21, after "any" insert "quantifiable"
Page 161, line 8, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Chief Inspector of Drinking Water"
Page 161, line 17, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Chief Inspector of Drinking Water"
Page 161, line 26, leave out from second "the" to end of line 27 and insert "Chief Inspector of Drinking Water for Wales"
Page 166, line 13, at beginning insert "shall lay a copy of the notice in each House of Parliament subject to objection within 40 days,"
 

Schedule 8

 

THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE DUKE OF MONTROSE

Page 187, line 16, leave out paragraph (4)
Page 190, line 37, leave out paragraph 15
Page 191, line 39, at end insert—
    "(   )  the water undertaker is aware of the cessation of supply, and"

 
 
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